A video captures an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashing near Addis Ababa in March 2019.
On 10 March 2019, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after takeoff from the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa, killing 157 people. Shortly afterwards, a video was circulated via social media that purported to capture that horrible event:
However, the circulated video had nothing to do with the tragedy in Ethiopia and actually showed the crash of a Boeing 747-400 cargo plane operated by National Airlines shortly after takeoff from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on 29 April 2013. Dramatic footage of the plane plummeting to the ground was recorded by a passing motorist:
A cargo plane crashed in Afghanistan killing all seven crew members on board. All seven were U.S. citizens, the cargo carrier National Airlines said.
The crash happened shortly after takeoff from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, the U.S.-based company said. The Boeing…