Hear air traffic controller's stunned reaction to C-17 flight load as it leaves Afghanistan 1

Hear air traffic controller’s stunned reaction to C-17 flight load as it leaves Afghanistan

 

CNN's Chris Cuomo examines the audio of an air traffic controller reacting to the amount of people on a C-17 plane leaving Afghanistan.
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    1. The Taliban are holding Press Conferences and Taking all Questions.
      That being said.
      Why ISN’T Our President Joe Biden?
      “I AM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!
      THE BUCK STOP’S WITH ME!”

  1. Other than the amount of people, they could have piled three high. These planes carry tanks, helicopters, monster trucks. Weight was not the issue. Great job and judgement by the crew to save lives

    1. @Manuel You are the moron! If you had a gun to your head and the only thing you can do is jump on a crowded plane your saying you wouldn’t jump on that plane?…

    2. The Taliban are holding Press Conferences and Taking all Questions.
      That being said.
      Why ISN’T Our President Joe Biden?
      “I AM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!
      THE BUCK STOP’S WITH ME!”

    1. @Matt L Our government will vet them like they do all immigrants from them the middle east. How many of them risked their lives to help American soldier’s? We have to try to keep our promises to them. That’s what honorable people do.

    1. BIDEN PUTTING 35,000 AFGHANASTY “INTERPRETERS” INTO MY STATE ON RUSHED VISAS. IF THEY ARE TRADERS TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE, THEN THEY CAN’T BE TRUSTED. THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS NEVER AGREED TO LET THEM INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND TAKE OUR PETTY JOBS.

    2. Max Payload 169,000 pounds (76,657kg) The passengers would have to all weigh 281 pounds to meet payload weight.

  2. 911 memories : NY ferry operator’s loaded as many terrified NYorkers as they could to ferry them to Jersey. Thousands were moves each trip. Yeah, it broke the rules, but it was the right thing.

    1. Erica has not been in their shoes and she probably a brat and spoil girl who does not know what is it like to go through war and this disaster my heart goes to these poor people and pray for them

    2. @S C I’m afraid she is as are so many people who have never gone through war and oppression, watching their children or parents die and living in fear every day. I’d say Erica’s worst day was breaking a nail!

  3. I am very proud of this crew for their decisiveness and mostly of all, their humanity. No prouder can be my son with his brothers and sisters in the US Air Force.

    1. The Taliban are holding Press Conferences and Taking all Questions.
      That being said.
      Why ISN’T Our President Joe Biden?
      “I AM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!
      THE BUCK STOP’S WITH ME!”

    2. Well…the consequences could have gone the other way. Fortunately, this worked out okay. It could just as easily have turned out that the human “cargo” was too heavy, was imbalanced, and the plane could have crashed, killing everyone.

  4. This my friends is what thinking for yourself in real situations looks like. Ive taught my children even with part time jobs think for yourself Obviously within reason. congratulations

  5. All veterans should be very proud of their service in Afghanistan great strides made just not measured in military or media terms. (Humanitarian worked in Afghanistan over 3 years.)

    1. Image we will remember for US exit will be Afghan allies falling to death off US airforce carrier. Like always Fake news CNN trying to manipulate and take credit out a massive failure and disgraceful exit.

  6. That crew risked themselves to save others. There needs to be follow-up to assure the crew doesn’t receive punishment.

    1. Rules are the rules. They broken USMC USAF and international protocol, so they should be reprimanded and court marshaled. After all of that in the end they should be commended and charges dropped. But they do need to be reprimanded and court marshaled first!

  7. And probably non of those people have ever been on a plane before, must have been sheer terror for the people fleeing

    1. Just a thought… only Americans in Afghanistan…. ermmm what if British also known as allies are in the crowd ?? are the Americans going to say oooh wait…. ??

    2. @f b Yes i agree, but if they simply changed American to Civilians it sounds more authentic and not all 1 sided….

  8. The crew’s action is AMERICAN, compassionate and pragmatic given the sheer number of very desperate people under the circumstances! them

    1. Image we will remember for US exit will be Afghan allies falling to death off US airforce carrier. Like always Fake news CNN trying to manipulate and take credit out a massive failure and disgraceful exit.

    2. There are many neighboring countries they can go to, they shouldn’t have picked them up. If they hate the taliban so much, they should have taken up arms and fought.

  9. My Faith in Humanity has been so diminished over this past year, this has been a Spark of Hope that All is Not Lost. There’s still Hope for us Humans after All. May God Bless This Crew, generation after generation for this act of Righteousness.

  10. Air crew’s mind was to save the people as many as they could. Their lives were at risk as anything could have happened during that moment. Air Crew are heroes.

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