Real or fake: Did a plane really crash on highway in Polokwane?

Real or fake: Did a plane really crash on highway in Polokwane?

Last month, a video was shared on social media which allegedly showed a plane crashed on a highway in Polokwane; however, are the claims real or fake? We find out.

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On 16 May, a video started circulating on social media which showed a plane that appeared to have crashed on a highway in Polokwane.

"Polokwane? What's going on here?" the video was captioned.

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"How did a plane crash in Limpopo Polokwane and it’s not even breaking news?” one Facebook user wanted to know.

And, we see the social media user's point - surely if a plane crashed on a SA highway it would be breaking news. So, Briefly.co.za decided to take a closer look at the facts.

Africa Check - a site famous for busting fake news - confirmed that a plane has not crashed in Polokwane, it was simply being transported.

According to Aerotel Hoedspruit Limpopo's Facebook page, the plane was "dressed and pressed" on 5 May.

Real or fake: Did a plane really crash on highway in Polokwane?

Aerotel Hoedspruit Limpopo's Facebook post
Source: Facebook

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The plane was shipped from Kempton Park in Gauteng province and it arrived on 17 May in Hoedspruit.

So, there was never a media-concealed plane crash - the aeroplane was simply transported from one province to another.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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