It was initially thought that an American bomber crashed in Qatar, but the information has been updated and reports suggest that the aircraft was instead involved in a ground incident. According to reports from the Middle East the bomber hit something after landing and caught fire. The crew was able to evacuate without injury and the fire was contained.
Found on Reuters UK...
"UPDATE 2-US B-1 bomber catches fire in Qatar, crew unhurt
Fri Apr 4, 2008 10:10pm BST
(Updates with Air Force statement)
WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - A U.S. B-1 bomber caught fire after landing at an air base in Qatar on Friday but the crew escaped without injury, the Air Force said.
Fire erupted as the plane taxied after landing at al Udeid Air Base around 1:10 p.m. EDT (1710 GMT) after what the Air Force described as "a ground incident."
"The crew evacuated the aircraft and is safe. The fire was contained," the Air Force said in a statement.
A board of inquiry has been appointed to investigate.
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