An image shared nearly 5,000 times in the first 24 hours since the Indonesian plane crash, showed a crying baby in a life jacket, purportedly rescued from the Lion Air airplane which crashed into the sea off Jakarta on Monday, with 189 people on board.
However, the image being shared is fake. In reality, the image is of a baby who had been rescued from a ferry which sank into the Indonedia’s Selayar island in July, NDTV, quoting a report from news agency AFP, stated. Thirty-four people had died and more than 150 were rescued in that accident.
Adding to this, Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho tweeted saying:
" There are many social media posts that claim to show an image of a baby who survived the flight JT610 plane crash. This photo, in fact, shows a baby who was rescued from (a boat) that sank... on Tuesday, 3 July, 2018. So this information is a hoax. Please don’t spread hoaxes.”"
Banyak postingan foto di media sosial bahwa ada bayi penumpang pesawat JT-610 yang selamat. Foto bayi ini adalah bayi yang selamat dari tenggelamnya kapal KM Lestari Maju, di Perairan Selayar, pada Selasa 3/7/2018. Jadi info tersebut adalah Hoax. Jangan menyebarkan hoax. pic.twitter.com/SziiS6Uoog— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) October 30, 2018
"For all of us, please don't spread photos of victims and hoaxes. Please be wise," Nugroho, further said in his tweet.
Sutopo, who has made a name for himself as a straight-talker, also highlighted a number of other fake pictures and videos that are making the rounds.
He also warned against other pieces of fake news, including images of passengers with air masks on and a video of people screaming, both falsely claiming to show the final few minutes before the crash, PTI reported.
Dua foto ini bukan penumpang pesawat JT 610. Jika anda menerima foto berikut dan mengatakan ini kondisi penumpang Lion Air sebelum jatuh. Itu semua bohong. Hoax. Foto ini kondisi penumpang pesawat Sriwijaya saat turbulensi beberapa waktu lalu. Semua penumpang dan pesawat selamat. pic.twitter.com/zLXNRKqzVd— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) October 29, 2018
He further stated that some of the images had been taken on different flights "some time ago" during turbulence and that all the passengers had survived.
Video ini BUKAN penumpang pesawat Lion Air JT 610. Tetapi ini penumpang pesawat Lion Air JT 353 Padang-Jakarta yang turbulensi dan semua penumpang selamat beberapa waktu yang lalu. Tidak ada video/foto kondisi penumpang sebelum JT 610 jatuh. Jangan ikut menyebarkan hoax. pic.twitter.com/VbGYaBlVop— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) October 29, 2018
A video on YouTube that claims to show the jet crashing into the water, was actually of a hijacked Ethiopian Airline that crash-landed in the Indian Ocean in 1996, he said.
A misleading image of plane debris found by rescuers dates back to a Lion Air accident in 2013, near the runway of a Bali Airport, the PTI report, quoting Sutopo, added.
Di sosial media beredar foto ini yang menyebutkan sebagai pesawat Lion Air JT-610. Info itu tidak benar. Itu Hoax. Foto ini adalah bangkai pesawat Lion Air JT-904 yang mengalami musibah di Bandar Udara I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Bali, pada 13/4/2013. Jangan menyebarkan hoax. pic.twitter.com/rkHdTfGI1d— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) October 29, 2018
(With inputs from PTI)
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