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Crash of a Boeing 707-321B in Point Mugu NAS

Date & Time: May 18, 2011 at 1727 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N707AR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Point Mugu NAS - Point Mugu NAS
MSN:
20029/790
YOM:
1969
Flight number:
OMG70
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
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.

Crash of a Grumman E-2C Hawkeye at Point Mugu NAS

Date & Time: May 9, 2000
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
164354
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Point Mugu NAS - Point Mugu NAS
MSN:
A147
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after liftoff from Point Mugu NAS, the aircraft collided with a flock of pelicans. The crew attempted an emergency landing and the aircraft belly landed before coming to rest. All three crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Forced belly landing following a collision with pelicans after takeoff.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3-454 at Point Mugu NAS

Date & Time: Aug 4, 1972 at 1545 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N31538
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Point Mugu - Burbank
MSN:
6317
YOM:
1942
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
16280
Captain / Total hours on type:
8370.00
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Point Mugu NAS, while in initial climb, the right engine lost power and caught fire. The crew elected to return for an emergency landing when control was lost and the airplane crash landed by the runway and came to rest. All three occupants were slightly injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. For unknown reason, the fire extinguishing system was inoperative.
Probable cause:
Partial loss of power on one engine during initial climb due to material failure. The following factors were reported:
- Failure of the fuel system,
- Failure of the fire extinguishing system,
- Engine fire,
- Component failure of right engine fuel feed system,
- Failure of hydraulic line.
Final Report: