The crew of a US military cargo plane that civilians desperately hung onto before plunging to their deaths during the chaotic evacuation of Afghanistan was cleared of wrongdoing, according to a report.
Ten months after the disturbing caught-on-camera scene, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations told Military.com on Monday the crew who manned the C-17 Globemaster III was found to have done nothing wrong after taking off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
The probe was announced last August after human remains were found in the aircraft’s wheel well once the plane landed at a Qatar base. It’s unclear when a determination into the case was made.
The Office of Special Investigations told Military.com the crew worked “during an unprecedented evacuation where resources were constrained to on-going security and evacuation activities.
“The Staff Judge Advocate offices from both the Air Mobility Command and the United States Central Command conducted a review of the inquiry findings and rendered concurring opinions that the aircrew was in compliance with applicable rules of engagement specific to the event and the overall law of armed conflict,” Office of Special Investigations spokesperson Linda Card told the outlet.
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SOURCE: New York Post, David Propper