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Nellis Plane Catches Fire After Landing
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The U.S. Air Force says a plane was damaged while landing at Nellis Air Force Base but no one was injured.

The aircraft, an E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system, was returning from a mission late Friday night when the problem occurred. The 32-person crew got out of the plane safely. Emergency responders extinguished a fire after the landing.

An Air Force statement did not provide additional details. The Air Force plans an investigation.    The aircraft is flown by the 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., according to a statement on the Nellis Air Force Base Web site.

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