1:26 PM PT -- One of the first shots of what the inside of these cargo planes carrying people out of Afghanistan has surfaced from the interior ... and it's clear, these aircrafts were absolutely packed to the gills, and couldn't carry a single person more.
Check out this photo taken from inside of one of the U.S. carriers that were flying out of Kabul over the weekend -- as you can see, there are scores of bodies inside, many of which seem to be Afghan refugees.
The plane appeared to be fully packed with as many people as they could fit in ... and yet, there were even more trying to get on board. Heartbreaking stuff, no doubt.
11:45 AM PT -- Here's another shot of the mayhem from yesterday, as hundreds of people rushed the Kabul airport in an apparent attempt to flee as the Taliban took charge of the country.
At one point, several gunshots ring out as a sea of men, women and children run for their lives ... truly terrifying stuff.
Afghans desperate to escape their country on the coattails of American diplomats fleeing themselves stopped at nothing to get onto planes ... including, in some cases, fatal plunges from the sky.
Wild footage has surfaced at the Kabul airport, where thousands of Afghans were trying to force their way onto U.S. military aircraft -- officials were prioritizing U.S. officials/allies.
That wasn't deterring folks from attempting to book it out of there ... as you see, hundreds of people literally climbing airstairs in what appears to be a last-ditch effort to get onto one of these jumbo cargo planes, which were already full.
Even as some of these planes began taxiing for takeoff ... a swarm of Afghans were chasing it and impeding their path, with some even clinging to the side of the aircraft.
American soldiers on the ground fired warning shots in the air in an attempt to clear the area around the plane, but somehow, five Afghans on the ground ended up dead. This in addition to 3 stowaways who fell from up above.
Check out this video of someone who was apparently clinging to the plane and lost their grip, plunging to the earth below.