The US Air Force said, on Tuesday, that human remains were found in the hull of a C-17 military aircraft that took off from the Afghan capital, and the circumstances are being investigated.
Chaos reigned at Kabul International Airport after Taliban fighters occupied the capital earlier As a result, panic spread among the population.
Images circulated on social media of Afghans desperately trying to leave Kabul on Monday dashing into a C-17 plane and clinging to its side. Another video shows two people falling from a military plane as it took off from Kabul.
The situation at the airport has become chaotic
The air force said in a statement on Tuesday that a C-17 plane landed at Kabul airport on Monday and was surrounded by hundreds of Afghan civilians.
Faced with a rapid deterioration in safety around the aircraft The flight crew decided to leave the airport as soon as possible – Countries in contact.
They added that the Air Force Special Investigations Bureau is investigating the aircraft and “information about civilian casualties – including video documentation and the source of the social media posts”.
The situation at the airport has become so chaotic that take-off and reception of flights were suspended for several hours on Monday afternoon. Traffic started again only late at night.