Desperate Afghans Cling To U.S. Military Plane To Flee Taliban
Afghans poured onto the tarmac at Hamid Karzai airport in Kabul on August 16 in a desperate bid to flee the Taliban. Video posted on social media showed chaotic scenes of people clinging to a U.S. military jet as it took off to evacuate diplomatic staff. Another video appeared to show people plunging to their deaths as the plane climbed into the sky. Flights later had to be grounded as U.S. soldiers struggled to restore order.