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Stowaways ‘clinging to US jet fall to their deaths’ as Afghans flee Taliban

HARROWING video shows two stowaways falling to their deaths after being thrown from a transport aircraft taking off from Kabul airport.

The two fell several hundred feet from the C-17 transport plane as thousands of desperate Afghans try get out of the country after the Taliban victory.

What appears to be two stowaways falling from a C-17 leaving Kabul
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Afghans running along side a C-17 plane preparing to take off

Some can be seen clinging onto the wheel bay

The stampede at Kabul Airport has already left five people dead with more people clambering over walls to get in.

In chaotic scenes echoing the fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam war, petrified men, women and children were filmed trying to get on aircraft after the Taliban stormed the capital.

With civilian flights suspended, many turned US Air Force aircraft to try get out of the country.

Harrowing video shows two stowaways falling several hundred feet to their deaths after being thrown from a C-17 transport aircraft taking off from Kabul airport.

Separate footage shows Afghans running alongside a C-17 as it prepares to take off with around a dozen holding on to the wheel bay.

At one stage US Apache helicopter gunships were brought in to clear a path for the transport planes, swooping low to disperse people massed on the runway.

Desperate people were also filmed trying climb up a ladder to get on a civilian plane while others were seen being pulled on board another aircraft.

One witness said he had seen the bodies of five people being taken to a vehicle at the airport.

US troops guarding the airport were forced to fire shots into the air but it’s unclear if those who died were hit by bullets or crushed in the stampede.

Residents of Kabul today woke up to their first day under Taliban rule with reports the hardliners were scouring the city looking for military vehicles.

In a bid to flee what they fear will be a return to the Taliban’s brutal rule based on an extreme interpretation of Islam, people raced to the airport in a frantic bid to board a flights.

The stampede began on on Sunday night and daylight saw another wave of people swarm to the airport as the exodus continued

Another clip showed what were apparently US embassy staff attempting to flee by pulling each other into a plane while the ramp was being raised.

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And a third video showed over a thousand citizens attempting to board a KamAir flight to Istanbul which can only carry 300 passengers.

Footage showed people pushing and shoving as they make their way through the overpacked aisle of the plane which is already over capacity.

Paras from the 16 Air Assault Brigade have been deploying to evacuate Brits from the city as well as about 2,000 Afghan nationals who worked with British forces.

It comes as NATO has revealed that all commercial flights are now suspended from Kabul airport with only military aircraft now allowed to operate.

People scrambling through barbed wire to get into the airport
Credit: EPA

Desperate Afghanis climb stairs in a bid to get onto a plane at Kabul airport

A US helicopter swooping across the runway to clear a way for a plane to take off

Desperate Afghanis climb stairs in a bid to get onto a plane at Kabul airport

Shocking video shows people pulling each other onto an aircraft as the ramp rises
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