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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ventura County: Pt. Magu NAS Refueling Aircraft Down on Takeoff

 Three crew members escaped burning Boeing 707 military contract fuel-tanker that crashed about 5:30 p.m.on takeoff at Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station in Ventura County.
This aircraft is a Boeing 707-300
a contract civilian airframe tanker flown by Omega Aircraft Refueling

Live television news pictures showed a large fire still burning at 6:10 p.m.

Three crew members on board were able to escape after the crash and survived.

The Ventura County Fire Department has sent more than a dozen units to the scene.

The cause of the crash isn't known.

The U.S. military operates a number of the aircraft for use as air-to-air refuelers. The military refers to the aircraft as KC-135s. This aircraft is a Boeing 707-300 a contract civilian airframe tanker flown by Omega Aircraft Refueling

Omega website: http://www.omegaairrefueling.com/vms/

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