U.S. military aircraft safely carrying Afghans


People packed into a C-17 aircraft

The United States was able to evacuate 823 Afghans in a single flight of the C-17.

On August 15, when the Taliban entered Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, a U.S. Air Force plane safely evacuated 823 Afghan citizens, including 183 children.

This number was the record for the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, four transport planes at the heart of airlift from Kabul International Airport.

Developed in the 1980s, it first flew in the 1990s and is now used to shuttle troops, cargo, and sometimes endangered people in countries around the world.

An Afghan woman gave birth to a baby girl on C-17 on Sunday.. She gave birth on the way the plane was heading to the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, and after the plane landed, helped medical personnel carry the child to the plane’s cargo hold.

Afghans disembark C-17 in UAE

Many countries, including the United Kingdom, use the C-17

Afghans board a British C-17 aircraft

The rear of the plane will open, allowing people and cargo to board

People at the apron at Kabul Airport walk towards the C-17 aircraft

Thousands of Afghans boarded Flight C-17 last week

according to U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet on AirplanesIt is designed to carry cargo worth up to 77,519 kg (170,900 lb).

Armored vehicles, heavy trucks, and even M1 Abrams tanks can all be on board.

Three crew members (two pilots and a loadmaster) fill the plane through a rear cargo ramp.

The Gulf countries have made air force bases available to the United States and other countries to fly evacuees.

Afghans disembark C-17 in UAE

Western countries are sending and processing evacuees to Gulf countries like the United Arab Emirates

Afghans board a British C-17 aircraft

Authorities are trying to speed up evacuation from Kabul

The United States had to suspend its evacuation flight on Friday when a processing facility in Doha, the capital of Qatar, was overwhelmed by people.

The UK has promised to accept about 20,000 Afghan refugees in the long run, and Canada has announced plans to accept the same number.

However, many countries, including the United States and Germany, do not specify the number of refugees.

Authorities are trying to strengthen evacuation. Sunday Pentagon Statement The government said it would use 18 commercial aircraft to assist in the transportation of people abroad.