Just minutes after touching down at Naha airport, on the Japanese island of Okinawa, Taiwan's China Airlines Boeing 737-800 burst into flames.
All 165 passengers and crew on board managed to escape down inflated emergency chutes.
TV footage showed the last crew members sliding down the chute as the plane burst into flames.
Firefighters fought the flames for more than an hour before managing to extinguish them...
... leaving the charred and mangled wreckage of the plane on the tarmac.
China Airlines says an investigation into the cause of the fire is under way. The incident is another setback for the airline, which suffered several accidents during the 1990s.
The airline said the plane took off and landed normally. Some reports say the left engine caught fire after landing.