Fact Check: Unrelated Picture Shared As Interior Of PM Modi's Aircraft

The Logical Indian Fact Check team investigates the photograph of luxurious interior of an aircraft shared as PM Modi's new official aircraft, Boeing 777-300ER.

India   |   3 Aug 2020 1:19 PM GMT / Updated : 2020-08-03T19:01:17+05:30
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Abhishek M
Fact Check: Unrelated Picture Shared As Interior Of PM Modis Aircraft

A photograph is being circulated with the claim that it shows the interior of PM Modi's new official aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER.

"Its beauty and elegance can give the public the idea of the life of luxury that PM Modi has become accustomed to live," reads the translated version of the captions of viral posts.

According to a Times Now report, PM Modi is set to fly in a Boeing 777-300ER VVIP aircraft from September.

The Prime Minister will use this customised aircraft during his official travels across the globe as well as domestic travel in India.

These planes were officially handed over to India in 2018 but were sent back to Boeing six months later, for an overhaul to fit the specifications required for VVIP travel.

The viral photographs are being shared with the screenshots of the image carried by this Times Now report.

Below is a screenshot of the report:

The Logical Indian received a request to verify the claim.


Luxurious interiors of an aircraft shared as photographs from PM Modi's new official aircraft, Boeing 777-300ER.

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

A Google Search of the viral image confirmed that the photograph shows the interiors of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in VVIP Configuration contrary to the viral claims.

A Youtube video titled "Inside The World's Only Private Boeing 787 Dreamliner" clearly shows that the viral photograph is of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

According to a Business Insider report, the 787 Dreamliner is one of Boeing's most popular twin-engine aircraft. Its exceptional features include fuel efficiency, lower operating costs, and passenger-friendly amenities.

The viral image was carried in an article by Private Fly, a company which provides chartered flights.

Below is a comparison of the viral photo (Left) and the screenshot of the Private Fly article (right):

One of the aircrafts is set to be delivered by mid-August whereas the other one will be delivered by September.

According to officials, the planes which are earmarked for VVIP travel only, were set for delivery in July but the COVID-19 pandemic caused a delay.

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Claim Review :  Luxurious interiors of an aircraft shared as photographs from PM Modi’s new official aircraft, Boeing 777-300ER.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fact Checker

Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

Bharat Nayak

Bharat Nayak

Founding Editor- Special Project

As the founding editor, Bharat had been heading the newsroom during the formation years of the organization and worked towards editorial policies, conceptualizing and designing campaign strategies and collaborations. He believes that through the use of digital media, one could engage the millennial's in rational conversations about pertinent social issues, provoking them to think and bring a behavioral change accordingly.

Abhishek M

Abhishek M

Creative Producer

" An engineer by profession, Abhishek is the creative producer of the team, graphic designing is his passion and travelling his get away. In more ways than one, he makes the content visually appealing."

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