640 Afghans Flee on American Cargo Plane Designed for 150 Troops

August 17, 2021

The Taliban is now firmly in control of Afghanistan and its capital city, Kabul. We're also learning more about the desperate plight of Afghan civilians fleeing the Taliban. A man recorded video of himself clinging to a plane as it took off. Another video shot inside a U.S. cargo plane showed 640 people packed on board for a flight to Qatar. The giant aircraft was designed to carry 150 troops or 170,000 pounds of equipment.

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