Kabul: Harrowing footage shows people falling from plane
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Kabul airport has been the scene of chaos as desperate Afghan civilians attempt to secure passage out of the country following the Taliban’s sudden seizure of power. A number of people have been reportedly killed at the airport amid desperate attempts to flee Afghanistan. Shocking video captured from the airport in Kabul appears to show the moment two people fell from the undercarriage of a departing flight.
The short clip shows a large aircraft taking off from the runway at Kabul airport.
As the plane begins to lift steepling into the air and gain altitude, what appears to be a person can be seen falling from the fuselage.
The figure, believed to be a stowaway, is followed second later by a second Afghan who also plummets to their death.
Kabul airport has been filled with desperate evacuees looking to leave Afghanistan as Taliban forces move in.
Afghanistan: Shocking moment stowaway falls from departing plane (Image: BNO News)
Afghanistan: Huge crowds flock to Kabul airport amid evacuations (Image: Getty)
US troops have been hastily deployed to secure the perimeter of the airport amid a complete collapse of security at the facility.
At least three people are reported to have been killed at the airport according to Washington Street Journal correspondent Sune Engel Rassmussen.
He wrote: “At least 3 civilians, including a woman, were killed by gunfire amid the chaos at Kabul airport, where the U.S. military has taken control of security.
“Thousands of Afghans have swarmed the airport hoping for evacuation flights.”
Gunshots heard at Kabul airport as Afghans attempt to flee country
It comes as UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace began to break down during an interview with LBC as he admitted “some people won’t get back” from Afghanistan.
He told host Nick Ferrari: “Our time scale plan is for August 31 to have all the people who we would have said passed or passing security checks.
“All the people who effectively have a ticket to ride and indeed get out of the three cohorts.
“The three being entitled personal, British passport holders, British officials and indeed then all of those Afghans.
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“I think to be clear to your listeners we are only now in Afghanistan and have been for the last two weeks to process those people
“We are not doing any diplomatic functions, we are simply there to process all those British passport holders and those we have obligations to.
“Our men and women of the armed forces are risking their lives in doing that but that is the right thing to do.
“They have risked their lives for the last twenty years and at the very least our obligation has to be to get as many people as possible through the pipeline.”