British plane catches fire in Afghanistan

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Map of Afghanistan

A British plane caught on fire in Afghanistan. It was a four-engine propeller aircraft that got into trouble while landing. One of the aircraft's tyres exploded.

Ambassador Stephen Evans escaped injury after the military transport plane, in which he was travelling, caught fire at an airstrip in southern Afghanistan.

None were seriously hurt. All 27 people on board were safe.