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Old 05-18-2011, 10:24 PM
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Any mods planning on correcting the headline of the thread?
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by biigD
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Point Magu, Calif-- A chartered plane has crashed on take-off at the Naval Air Station at Point Mugu.

The Los Angeles Times reports three people aboard the Navy aircraft were believed to have escaped as it was burning, the Ventura County Fire Department said. It was unclear whether they were injured.

The plane was loaded with 150 pounds of fuel, according to Fire Department spokesman Bill Nash.

He said it was unclear whether the plane was landing or taking off. No other details were immediately available.
Chartered? Well.....I guess you could considered it chartered, but contracted would be a better word.

The first sentence states "has crashed on take-off", but then that last paragraph says that it was "unclear whether the plane was landing or taking off"

Navy aircraft? Already covered

150 lbs of fuel? Well no wonder it crashed it they ran out of gas on the takeoff

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Any mods planning on correcting the headline of the thread?
Yes!

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Never heard of Omega tanker before this...
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:54 PM
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USMCFLYR:

Early word around the field is that one of the engines on the left wing suffered a catastrophic failure at rotation. They did get into the air but only for a few (10-15) feet before coming back down hard. They bounced, and it tore off the second left engine and damaged the wing as well. Both engines are lying before the arresting gear of RWY03 and the plane is slide down into the marsh close to the beach on the left departure end of 21.

Winds that day were 29kts from 270, gusting and shifting anywhere from 10kts and up to 20 degrees from 270.

We had just landed and was watching them take off while fueling our plane. Sick feeling seeing that black smoke, fireballs, and hearing that crack!

Hit me up sometime man if you still have my email or cell number.
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Originally Posted by golfandfly
Never heard of Omega tanker before this...
Everyone in TACAIR knows Omega, they're awesome.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:49 PM
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Have they (or will they) released the names of the crew?
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:55 PM
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Not sure Stetson.
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This seems to be a better representation and echos what eersfanpilot has shard with us:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...M7G_story.html

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Old 05-21-2011, 07:57 PM
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Chris,

Just glad to see you all made it out fine. I had landed right before you guys took off and was refueling. Had a very sick feeling seeing all that smoke when it happened.

Any word on what caused the engine failure?


Edit: Regarding the ATIS. They really need to get their **** together with that. It is often 1 - 2 hours old when we are landing. Just an FYI. When we were on short final tower gave us a wind check at 270/29. However, once on the ground that windsock on 27 down toward 21 never stopped shifting around from the west, it was moving around 20-30 degrees off of 27.
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