Human Remains Found on a US Plane Coming from Kabul
The US military opened an investigation after finding human remains in the landing gear of the C-17 military transport plane, which the Afghan citizens tried to board after the Taliban took control of Kabul.
The US military announced yesterday, Tuesday, that it found human remains in the military plane's wheel, which hundreds of terrified Afghans tried to hang on to as it was taking off from Kabul airport.
The US Air Force revealed in a statement that it would review all the videos circulating on social media of the C-17 military plane, which was chased by hundreds of people as it took off from Kabul Airport.
Another video showed the same plane flying over Kabul picturing what appeared to be two people falling off.
The statement quoted Air Force Spokeswoman Anne Stefanik as saying that, in addition to videos uploaded to social media and press reports that people fell off the plane shortly after takeoff, human remains were found on the plane's wheel after it landed at al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.
"The investigation will be thorough to allow us to get all the facts about this tragic incident," she added.
The Spokeswoman did not announce any death toll from the accident, nor did she confirm the information that anyone was crushed under the wheels of the plane during takeoff.
The transport plane had just landed at Kabul airport to unload US military cargo reinforcements sent to secure the evacuation of civilians from Afghanistan when hundreds of Afghans run toward it trying to get on board.
Stefanik said that "before the crew could unload the plane, hundreds of Afghans were surrounding it" after they breached the airport's security cordon and stormed the runway.
"Faced with the rapidly deteriorating situation around the aircraft, the crew decided to leave as quickly as possible," she added.