Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 | 3:19 p.m.
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.