WASHINGTON, Aug 18: Human Remains Found in a C-17 Globemaster’s wheel well that flew from Kabul on Sunday, the US Air Force said.
“Human remains were found in the wheel well of a C-17 Globemaster that took off from Kabul and landed at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar,” US Air Force said. This comes after a shocking video appeared on the internet showing that at least three Afghans fell from the C-17 Globemaster soon after the plane took off from Kabul airport as they had clung to the underbelly of the plane in an attempt to flee the country.
“A US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III landed at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport on Sunday to deliver a load of equipment to support evacuation. Before the crew could offload the aircraft was surrounded by hundreds of Afghans. Due to the deteriorating situation, the crew departed the airfield as quickly as possible,” the statement added.
“In addition to the videos seen online, human remains were discovered in the wheel well of C-17 after it landed at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar,” the US Air Force said.
US officials are doing due diligence to better understand how events unfolded.
A shocking video in which desperate Afghans who had clung to the underbelly of a C-17 Globemaster falling down from the plane had gone viral on Monday.
It appeared that desperate Afghans were clinging on to either the undercarriage of the C-17 or the landing gear of the transport plane when they got flung out due to the huge G-force exerted during take-off.