Crew of Afghanistan evacuation flight: 823 people on board

The photo of the hold full of people went around the world: According to the crew, the spectacular evacuation from Kabul with a US transport aircraft did not bring around 640 people to safety, as originally stated, but more than 800.

“We were there to bring hope and freedom,” said team leader Lt. Col. Eric Kut on Friday the broadcaster CNN. At the moment it was not about regulations, but about bringing women and children to safety and saving lives.