error code: 1003
16 August 2021

Seven dead amid chaotic scenes at Kabul airport including some who fell from US plane as it took off

16 August 2021

Senior US military officials say the chaos at the Kabul airport on Monday morning left seven people dead, including some who fell from a departing US military transport jet.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity.

Afghans rushed onto the tarmac of the capital’s airport on Monday as thousands tried to flee the country after the Taliban seized power with stunning speed.

Kabul Airport (Dan Kitwood/File/AP) (PA Archive)

Some clung to the side of a US military plane before takeoff, in a widely shared video that captured the sense of desperation as America’s 20-year war comes to a chaotic end.

Another video showed the Afghans falling as the plane gained altitude over Kabul.

The best videos delivered daily

Watch the stories that matter, right from your inbox