Safety Report – 5/19/2011

Date: 05/18/2011 5:30 p.m
Location: Point Mugu NAWC Naval Air Base, CA
Aircraft Type: Boeing 707-321B Registration: N707AR
Operator: Omega Air Flight: 70
Phase: Take-off
Level of Damage: Destroyed
Injuries & Fatalities: None

During takeoff from Point Mugu Naval Air Base a Boeing 707-321B Tanker operated by Omega Air went off the side of the runway into a marsh area and burst into flames. Fortunately all three people onboard survived the crash. According to media, the military tanker plane had loaded 150,000 pounds of jet fuel.

Omega Air Boeing 707 Tanker Crash

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Source: FAA