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.READ MORE: 'We Are Seeing Our Economy Come Back To Life': Study Shows That Consumer Confidence In OC Is On The Rise As Residents Brace For Light At The End Of The Tunnel
The large plane was engulfed in flames and sent plumes of black smoke into the sky.
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No further details were available.