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3 Passengers Escape Uninjured After Plane Crashes After Takeoff

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POINT MUGU (CBS) — A chartered plane crashed on take-off at the Naval Air Station at Point Mugu but the passengers escaped uninjured, according to an airbase spokesman.

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Three people were on board when the Boeing 707 went down at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday and all escaped unhurt, air station spokeswoman Terry Reid said.

The large plane was engulfed in flames and sent plumes of black smoke into the sky.

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

No further details were available.

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