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Thursday, May 19, 2011

NTSB GO TEAM INVESTIGATING POINT MUGU NAS AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT

Picture of Omega Air N707A burning at Point Mugu Naval Air Station, Port Hueneme, CA
Credit: Screenshot from http://abclocal.go.com
NTSB ADVISORY:

National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594
May 19, 2011


NTSB INVESTIGATING AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT AT POINT MUGU NAVAL AIR STATION

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has launched a go-team to yesterday's accident involving a Boeing 707-321B (N707AR) that experienced an engine fire during takeoff at Point Mugu Naval Air Station, Port Hueneme, CA.

The aircraft is registered and operated by Omega Air Inc., an air refueling contractor that uses
specially-equipped and converted civilian airplanes to serve as air refueling platforms for the military.

NTSB Aviation Investigator Howard Plagens has been designated as Investigator-in-Charge and is leading the
Safety Board's four-member team. Representatives from the FAA, Boeing, Pratt and Whitney and the US Navy Air Safety Center are participating in the investigation.

The three crewmembers on board the accident aircraft were not injured. Plane was carrying about 150,000 pounds of fuel.
Omega Air Boeing 707-321B (N707AR)
experienced an engine fire during takeoff at Point Mugu Naval Air Station, Port Hueneme, CA.

NTSB Media Contact: Terry N. Williams (williat@ntsb.gov) (202) 314-6100
More Pictures: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/gallery?section=news/local/ventura_county&id=8139200&photo=1

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