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November 19, 2018

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Air Force plane damaged while landing at Nellis

An Air Force plane was damaged while landing at Nellis Air Force Base late Friday. Everyone on board was safely evacuated, according to a report from a Nellis spokesman.

The aircraft, an E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system, was returning from a mission when the fire occurred. It was being flown by members of the 552nd Air Control Wing from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, according to the report.

The 32-person crew safely evacuated the aircraft and a subsequent fire was extinguished by Nellis emergency response forces.

The Air Force will convene a formal board to investigate the incident.

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