How did we found out?: Using InVID, a video verification tool, we divided the viral video into multiple keyframes.
A reverse image search on one of them led us a to website with the video, which mentioned that it showed a video from Russia and was published eight years ago.
Taking a cue from this, we ran an advanced keyword search on Google and filtered our results by date.
This took us a video on YouTube published on 5 September 2014. The description mentioned that it showed an Mi-8 helicopter crashing at Gelendzhik Airport in Russia.
Next, we used keywords in Russian to look for news reports about the event.
It mentioned that two people, including one of the pilots, were killed after the crash.
We also found report of the incident on the Interstate Aviation Committee’s website, which is a group of 12 countries including Russia, overseeing civil aviation between member nations.
What happened in Kyiv?: Eighteen people, including Ukraine’s Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyy died after a helicopter crashed next to a residential building in Kyiv’s Brovary suburb.
Conclusion: The video is eight years old and shows a helicopter crashing during an airshow at Gelendzhik Airport in Russia.
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