ASN Aircraft accident Rockwell Sabreliner 65 XB-RXG Zulia
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Wednesday 21 September 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Sabreliner 65
Registration: XB-RXG
MSN: 465-37
First flight:
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:within Zulia (   Venezuela)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Cozumel Airport (CZM/MMCZ), Mexico
Destination airport:Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport (AUA/TNCA), Aruba
A Rockwell Sabreliner 65 was destroyed after being set afire at an illegal airstrip in Zulia State, Venezuela.
The aircraft had illegally entered Venezuelan airspace, and was likely engaged in drug trafficking.

Ex N465PD, N465NH, YV415T, N750CC, N750CS

Damaged on the ground



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Distance from Cozumel Airport to Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport as the crow flies is 1997 km (1248 miles).

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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