Date & Time: May 18, 2011 at 1727 LT
Type of aircraft:
Point Mugu NAS - Point Mugu NAS
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Crew was engaged in a refuelling mission for USAF FA/18 around Point Mugu Naval Air Station. During take off roll, captain started rotation at a speed of 150 knots and after a distance of 7,000 feet. At a height of twenty feet above the ground, the number two engine speed lever went back to idle position. Crew decided to land but aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance available. It overrun, lost its landing gear and engines number one, two and four before coming to rest in flames in a marshy field. Aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire feed by 150,000 pounds of fuel. All three crew were slightly injured.