Six planes funded by a Glenn Beck-founded charity were identified as some of evacuation aircrafts being grounded by the Taliban in Afghanistan, a report said.
The flights chartered by Mercury One cost the organization $750,000 each and are currently sitting empty at an airport in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, an official with a non-governmental organization working on the evacuation told Newsweek.
More than 1,600 people, including over 100 Americans are expected to evacuate the country on the planes, which were chartered from Afghanistan’s largest private airline, Kam Air, the report said.
The NGO official told Newsweek that nobody is aboard the idle planes.
“The planes are currently empty and its passengers are still waiting in their safe houses for clearance for takeoff from the Taliban,” the official told the publication.
“I have 1,600 plus people on the master manifest that want to fly, of which 123 are Americans and the rest are Special Immigration Visas.”