Geregistreerd op: 09 Nov 2009
|Aviation Safety Network
Status: Preliminary - official
Date: 18 MAY 2011
Type: Boeing 707-321B
Operator: Omega Air Refueling
C/n / msn: 20029/790
First flight: 1969
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Port Hueneme-Point Mugu NAS, CA (NTD) (United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport: Port Hueneme-Point Mugu NAS, CA (NTD/KNTD), United States of America
Destination airport: ?
A Boeing 707-321B aerial tanker plane, registered N707AR, was destroyed when it suffered a runway excursion accident on takeoff from Port Hueneme-Point Mugu NAS, CA (NTD). There were three crew members on board and all escaped unhurt.
The airplane went off the left side of runway 21 during takeoff, ran into a marsh area and caught fire.
The aircraft is registered and operated by Omega Air Inc., an air refueling contractor that uses specially-equipped and converted civilian airplanes to serve as air refueling platforms for the military.