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: Car Fire On I-10 Freeway Slows Traffic
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.