Mayhem at Kabul airport leaves 7 dead as crowds fleeing Taliban rush departing planes. As US troops attempt to secure the airport, at least 7 people have died. Senior U.S. Military officials say the dead include some who fell from a departing American military transport jet, according to the AP. Videos show people clinging to the sides of a U.S. Military plane as it taxied, as well as falling from a plane as it took off. Ref. USAToday.