Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Body of Afghan found inside landing gear of US plane fleeing Afghanistan

 The body of an Afghan who was desperately trying to flee Kabul as it fell to the Taliban has been found inside the landing gear of an aircraft, according to US media reports.

The Telegraph

The body was found shortly after an American C-17 aircraft took off from Hamid Karzai International aircraft and it had rendered the landing gear "inoperable," the Washington Post reported.

US authorities have not yet confirmed the report, but it follows harrowing scenes of Afghans clinging on to US aircraft as they departed Hamid Karzai international airport on Monday.

Video footage from the scene has also shown bodies falling from the aircraft to their deaths as those trying to flee the chaos lost their grip on the plane's exterior.

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