Military Boeing 707 Crashed In Point Mugu, California

A military aircraft crashed during takeoff from a base in Point Mugu, California. The Boeing 707 erupted in flames just off runway with a fire so intense it is melting the fuselage. The older aircraft was used for transport and had three passengers on board. All three escaped safely. The 71,600 kilos of fuel within the plane is burning itself out with a thick, toxic black smoke. Residents are being asked to stay indoors because of the intensity of the smoke and strong winds. [Channel 6 News]