Corrections have been made to our previous story which read that “Passengers use wooden airstair to board Cameroon Airlines”
The story is a piece of fake news. The viral photo has been doctored to add a Cameroonian airline logo.
According to AFP Factcheckers, both Camair-Co and Kenya Airlines denied the plane was one of theirs.
“It is not a Camair-Co plane,” a representative from Camair-Co told AFP via telephone. “The registration of the plane in the photograph doesn’t match our airline’s IATA code. The position of the logo on the photo does not correspond to our graphic charter”.
An IATA code is attributed to each airline by the International Air Transport Association. According to its website, the code for Camair-Co is QC.
“Unfortunately, AJY doesn’t seem to belong to any carrier we currently have registered,” an International Air Transport Association representative told AFP via email.
He added that the logo on the plane in the photograph was smaller than the logos on Camair-Co’s aircraft.
Please you can read here on FactCheck.AFP.com for more details.
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