August 19, 2007 - A plane belonging to Taiwan's China Airlines caught fire at Naha airport(OKA) on Japan's southern island of Okinawa on Monday, and there were conflicting reports about whether some people might still be on board.
Some reports suggested all passengers and crew had made it off the airliner, but one report suggested four people might still be trapped on board, a Naha city fire official said.
The Boeing 737 passenger plane had flown from Taipei to Naha, Okinawa's capital, with 155 passengers on board, public broadcaster said. An engine caught fire three minutes after the plane landed, broadcaster said.
TV pictures showed black smoke billowing from the plane as airport fire crews smothered it in foam.