A Boeing 707 fuel tanker carrying thousands of pounds of jet fuel crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off.
A military aircraft crashed at Point Mugu Naval Air Station in Ventura County Wednesday afternoon.
A Boeing 707 fuel tanker carrying nearly 158,000 pounds of jet fuel crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off.
3 people were reported onboard. All were able to escape with minor injuries, according to Teri Reid, a Air Station spokesperson.
13 emergency units initially responded to the fire. Ventura County Fire Department brought in a water dropping helicopter to battle the blaze.
Officials cautioned that the smoke from the fire was partially toxic and encouraged nearby residents to stay inside and keep doors and windows closed, Reid said.
The cause of the accident was under investigation.