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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 29 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-600-2A12 Challenger 601
Operator:Dinama Aircorp
Registration: N214FW
C/n / msn: 3008
First flight: 1983
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Boca Druif (   Aruba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
An aircraft, reported by Venezuelan media to be a Challenger 601 jet registered N214FW, crashed off the coast of Aruba, killing all aboard.
The aircraft had taken off from a runway or airstrip in Apure State, Venezuela and was being chased by Venezuelan Air Force fighter aircraft after failing to respond. It was shot and descended until impacting the water. Three bodies and 400 packets of drugs, mainly cocaine, were been found.

Classification:
Shot down by aircraft
Loss of control (presumed)

Sources:
» La mañana 30-1-2015
» Amigoe, 31-1-2015
» Reuters 30-1-2015


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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