An Aviation Gameplay Was Shared As A Real Incident

A video went viral on X (Formerly Twitter) showing visuals of a close head-on collision between two aircraft with the caption “Check the presence of mind and skills of the pilot! Presidential medals should be given to such people, but we  ‘You dance and act well, so the government of Pakistan will award you with the highest award 😢.”

Translated by Google

This post was an attempt to criticize the Presidential Civil Awards ceremony held on March 22, 2024. The majority of award recipients were Artists and received huge criticism from netizens.

(Screenshot from X)

The claim gained traction on social media, particularly on X (formerly Twitter), the claim was shared here, here and here gaining upwards of more than 187K views.

To verify the claim’s authenticity, a comprehensive fact-checking process was initiated. A reverse imaging technique was employed, revealing that the shared video is a gameplay of Microsoft Flight Simulator uploaded on the YouTube channel Aviation for everyone on July 23, 2023.

(Screenshots from Aviation For Everyone YouTube Channel)

The viral claim appears to have been shared with the intent to criticize the recipients of Pakistan’s Presidential Civil Awards and the government’s decision to honor artists rather than individuals with exceptional skills or achievements. However, the use of a simulated video to support the argument undermines its credibility and suggests a misleading attempt to convey a message.


Our fact check confirmed that the video circulating on social media, allegedly showing a close head-on collision between two aircraft, is actually a gameplay clip from Microsoft Flight Simulator. The claim’s suggestion to award presidential medals to individuals with exceptional skills based on this video is misleading and lacks factual basis.



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