Re: Ausie C-17



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Message posted by FromAcrossTheOcean (Member since 04/21/2021) on August 30, 2021 at 16:42:09 PST:

I guess "The Warzone" is normally a trusted source here, right?

"800 People Evacuated From Kabul Aboard A Single C-17 Cargo Jet"

Also shows the normal configuration vs. what actually took place vs. a Typhoon evacuation mission flown in the Philippines in 2013.

"The C-17, using the call sign Reach 871, was not intending to take on such a large load, but panicked Afghans who had been cleared to evacuate pulled themselves onto the C-17’s half-open ramp, a video posted late Sunday showed.

Instead of trying to force those refugees off the aircraft, “the crew made the decision to go,” a defense official told Defense One. “Approximately 640 Afghan civilians disembarked the aircraft when it arrived at its destination,” one defense official said."

So not exactly 800 people but still 640 is A LOT.

My utmost respect to the pilots who brought that plane and the people to safety in the Gulf region.

Attached link: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42005/800-people-evacuated-from-kabul-aboard-a-single-c-17-cargo-jet-reports

In Reply to: Re: Ausie C-17 posted by Scot M Tway on August 29, 2021 at 17:08:32 PST:

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