[<< wikinews] British plane catches fire in Afghanistan
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 

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. 


== Sources ==
 "British plane catches fire in Afghanistan" — The Daily Telegraph, May 24, 2006
 "Ambassador in Afghan plane fire" — BBC News Online, May 24, 2006
Ian Morgan. "New British ambassador escapes Afghanistan plane horror" — 24dash.com, May 24, 2006