Fact Check: Video of Passengers Fighting on Brazilian Plane Viral with False Claims

A viral video showing people fighting inside an airplane is doing the rounds on social media. Many users have shared the post claiming that Indian actress Urfi Javed was beaten up for asking a window seat on a flight to Dubai. 

A Facebook user posted the viral post with a caption: #उर्फीजावेद #उर्फी जावेद प्लेन में खिड़की की पासवाली सीट के लिए लड़ती हुई पाई गई मामला दुबई की फ्लाइट का (English translation: #urfijaved #Urfi Javed found fighting for window seat in plane case of dubai flight)

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NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be false.

Running a Reverse Image Search of the video keyframes, we found a tweet by Mike Sington  an American Entertainment journalist. Sington tweeted a video of the fight on February 3, 2023, informing that the brawl broke out on a flight to Brazil. 

We could not see Urfi Javed throughout the video. Conducting a Google Keyword Search, we spotted a news report by India TV, dated February 8, 2023.

The video in the article matches exactly with the viral clip and it further informs that the fight took place on a GOL Airlines flight G3 1659, between Salvador (SSA) and Congonhas (CGH) in Sao Paulo. Two families fought each other for obtaining a window seat on the flight, which eventually led to a delay of two hours. 

Similar videos have been published on ABP Live, Daily Mirror, and Terra, but nothing has been mentioned about Urfi Javed.  

Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral post’s claim is fake.

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