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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 20 May 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace BAe-125-700A
Operator:Unknown
Registration: (N917TF)
C/n / msn: 257138
First flight: 1981
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Puerto Colombia (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A BAe-125-700 jet crashed into the waters off Puerto Colombia, Colombia after being intercepted by a Colombian Air Force plane after illegally flying into Colombian airspace.
The aircraft had departed from Venezuela and was bound for Central America. Video footage released by the Colombian Air Force show the jet's no. 2 engine on fire as it descended over sea. The aircraft impacted the water and broke up.
Four bodies were recovered along with 1.3 tons of drugs.

The aircraft was identified as N917TF which departed Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Floria for Toluca, Mexico on May 1, 2015.
It was formally cancelled from the U.S. register on June 2, 2015 as exported to Mexico.

Sources:
» Colombian Air Force
» El Heraldo, 24-5-2015
» Aviation Letter 588


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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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