The US Air Force has said it has found human remains on the wheels of the C-17 aircraft that took off from Kabul on Monday with scores of Afghans clinging onto its wheels.
A day after the tragic visuals from Kabul airport surfaced showing several Afghans sitting on the wheels of the US aircraft in a desperate bid to escape Afghanistan, the Air Force has said it has found human remains on the wheels of the military aircraft upon its landing.
After taking off from the chaotic Kabul airport on Monday, the US Air Force C-17 jet landed in Qatar, where they found human remains on the wheel well of the aircraft. A day earlier, scores of desperate Afghans, trying to flee the Taliban regime, were seen holding on to the wings and wheels of the flight as it took off from Kabul.
In another horrific video, at least two people were seen falling from the skies after the US jet took off and they continued sitting on the wheels. The fate of most of these men who latched onto the jet remain unknown.
Satellite images have shown swarms of crowds moving on the tarmac of Kabul airport as other countries tried to evacuate their nationals. The evacuation had to be halted on Monday after the chaos at Kabul airport.
The US Air Force has said it is investigating the circumstances under which human remains were found on the wheel well of the C-17 aircraft that flew out of Kabul on Monday.
In a statement, the Air Force has said that a C-17 aircraft landed at Kabul's airport on Monday and was surrounded by hundreds of Afghan civilians as the airport premises slipped into chaos. Thousands of Afghans rushed to the Kabul airport on Monday after the Taliban captured the Afghanistan capital.
"Faced with a rapidly deteriorating security situation around the aircraft, the C-17 crew decided to depart the airfield as quickly as possible," the statement said.
The Air Force's office of special investigation is now reviewing information about the aircraft and the “loss of civilian lives”. The probe will also look into video documentation and the source of social media posts.
Source: India Today
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