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Wednesday
May182011

Navy Aircraft Goes Down During Takeoff at Pt. Mugu Base

Thinkstock Images/Getty Images(POINT MUGU, Calif.) -- A military tanker plane carrying 158,000 pounds of fuel and three people went down after attempting to take off Wednesday at Point Mugu Naval Air Station in California, according a military spokesperson.

Skid marks could be seen at the end of the runway where the crash appears to have occurred, ABC affiliate KABC in Los Angeles reported.

Due to the significant amount of fuel onboard, several firefighting agencies were called upon to put out the flames engulfing the aircraft.

All three people aboard the older model Boeing 707 escaped with minor injuries.

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