Challenging India’s news narrative of a Chinese plane crash using OSINT and geolocation

Google Earth was used for geolocating a plane crash, which was claimed to have been the result of Taiwan shooting it down.

Finding the location from those two pictures

This “first pass” is more about getting individual points on the map to verify individually later than it is proving them from the start. The goal was to get as much data down as possible to complete a trustworthy analysis.
Formatting the data nicely gave me a set of clearer data, which helped attempts to rule this location out (confirmation bias is no joke)


Yellow line indicates line of sight to the hill, which was seen over the damaged building, sitting to the left of the pylon from the camera’s perspective.

Additional analysis


Link to Google Earth analysis



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