Tanker crashes on takeoff at Calif air station - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Tanker crashes on takeoff at Calif air station

Posted: Updated:

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - An airbase spokesman says a Boeing 707 tanker has crashed on takeoff at Point Mugu Naval Air Station in Ventura County.

Air station spokeswoman Terry Reid says three people were on board when the aircraft went down at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday and all escaped with minor injuries.

Broadcast reports show black smoke and flames pouring from the aircraft.

Reid says the tanker is used for fleet operations support and transporting fuel.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.