People are said to be stuck in the landing gear of a U.S. transport plane during the evacuation chaos at Kabul airport. It is not yet clear how many people were killed. Investigations have been launched.
A member of the US evacuation team from Kabul made a horrific discovery. After the departure of the C-17 transport aircraft, the team found the remains of human body parts in the wheel arch of the engine. A U.S. Air Force spokesman confirmed the discovery.
The transport plane landed in Kabul on Monday morning, according to the New York Times. Within minutes of landing, hundreds of Afghans entered the airport and tried to board the plane in panic. Some climbed on the wings – unnoticed by the crew – even at the wheel arch of the engine. Despite the crowd, the plane took off again a few minutes later. However, when the tires did not fully recede after departure, a crew member entered the Airbus wheel arch through a small porthole – and found human remains. They were crushed by the rear tires. It is not yet known how many people died in the chase. Investigations have been launched.
There were dramatic scenes at the airport in Kabul on Monday. To escape the Taliban, thousands of Afghans entered the airport and were taken to safety. Videos of online media showing dozens of people walking near a rolling U.S. military machine caused horror. Some people stick to it. Others show people falling from a military plane from a height. At least five people died. There were reportedly four people near the airport.
The refugees had good luck on another U.S. evacuation flight the same day. During the panic at the airport, a U.S. Air Force plane brought 640 people safely on a single flight. The “Defense One” website dragged panicked Afghans into the plane in a half-open curve. Instead of taking them off the plane, the crew decided to take them to Qatar with the people – this machine is only designed for 134 people.
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