This is never a photo you want to see or a plane ride you want to be on.
A reported 640 Afghans were packed inside a C-17, which is a gigantic military cargo plane that is operated by the United States and allies. This type of plane doesn’t always pack this many people inside and I’m pretty sure they often use this to deliver actual cargo and not people running from the Taliban amid chaos.
Defense One reported that this might even be a record number of people to be inside one of the massive planes, making this story even more intense than you would have expected. If it is a record number, then imagine being part of a record setting air plane flight while you’re running away from terror. Not exactly the silver lining people hoped for, right?
Other people weren’t so lucky to get on a plane ride. Some people were reportedly hanging on to the plane IN MID FLIGHT but they didn’t last long and fell off. Yes, Afghan people fell off a plane in mid air. You read that correctly. They hung on as long as they could, with the plane being hundreds of feet in the air, but that didn’t last long and they fell off.
See here in the video – there’s two unidentifiable things that fall from the plane. It was later suspected that those were people as reports show people had fallen out of the sky and landed on people’s rooftops below.
WATCH IT HAPPEN:
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III safely evacuated some 640 Afghans from Kabul late Sunday, according to U.S. defense officials and photos obtained by Defense One.
That’s believed to be among the most people ever flown in the C-17, a massive military cargo plane that has been operated by the U.S. and its allies for nearly three decades. Flight tracking software shows the plane belongs to the 436th Air Wing, based at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
The C-17, using the call sign Reach 871, was not intending to take on such a large load, but panicked Afghans who had been cleared to evacuate pulled themselves onto the C-17’s half-open ramp, a video posted late Sunday showed.
Instead of trying to force those refugees off the aircraft, “the crew made the decision to go,” a defense official told Defense One. “Approximately 640 Afghan civilians disembarked the aircraft when it arrived at its destination,” one defense official said.
Are you kidding me? People literally pulling themselves on a plane and hoping it would fly. I’m sure the weight limit wasn’t even close to being met because planes like this probably carry machinery and cargo that weighs a lot more than 640 human beings.
To make this even more interesting, Defense One stated that several more flights like this were made and it’s suspected that at least one flight might have been bigger than this one.
Word of the flight spread across late Sunday in the United States when audio from the crew estimating they were carrying 800 passengers was posted online. A defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the true number was about 640 people.
The flight was one of several that was able to take off with hundreds of people aboard, and some of the others may have had an even larger load than 640, the official said.
So where are the people going?
Well, I have no idea and it’s probably a good thing that people don’t know.
It’s none of my business anyway.
The only people who should know where that plane lands are the people who are on it. Getting them to safety is priority number two.
Defeating the enemy should be priority number one.
Of course, when the Taliban was done taking over Kabul, they were just enjoying themselves at the amusement park. Videos of the Taliban riding bumper cars and other rides were released.
These are the people the Afghan military ran from. Let that sink in.
Watch in disgust: