Soon after Sriwijaya Air flight carrying 62 people on board crashed after taking off from Jakarta in Indonesia on January 9, a picture of a baby in life jacket started making rounds on social media with the claim that the baby survived the crash.
“Breaking News#Allah hu akbar one baby survived in Jakarta Indonesia plane crash..,” the Facebook post claimed.
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be misleading.
A simple Reverse Image Search on the picture led us to multiple websites which had shared the same picture in 2018. “Miraculously, a baby was found safely alone in a buoy after bobbing in the sea,” the headline (translated) of the article read.
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
This proves that the picture in circulation is OLD and is not related to the latest plane crash.
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