Fact CheckWe performed a reverse image search using Google and came across the same photo in an article published by CBS news in 2015. It was a compilation of air crashes that have taken place over the years across the globe. The description suggests that the photo is of the wreckage of a Dornier aircraft owned by a private firm, Sita Air. It crashed in Kathmandu in September 2012 and the viral photo has been credited to Reuters. The same photo can be found in Reuters' photo archive. The photo is dated September 28, 2012. France24 reported in 2012 that the plane carrying 19 passengers had taken off from Kathmandu and was headed to the town of Lukla when it plunged into the banks of a river near the city's airport around daybreak. It had 12 foreigners, including seven British and five Chinese nationals. A BBC report from 2013 says that the crash may have happened due to it being overloaded. Additionally, an Al Jazeera video report from 2012 shows the wreckage from multiple angles, including the plane on fire just minutes after it crashed. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPWLCKBSwBw] To sum it up, a photo of the wreckage of an aeroplane that had crashed in Nepal in 2012 was carried as a visual of the January 15, 2023 crash that took place in Nepal's second-largest city.