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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161630
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:20-OCT-2013
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34 Seneca
Owner/operator:Private
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Apure, north east of Puerto Ayacucho -   Venezuela
Phase: Landing
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Guatemala
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Venezuelan Air Force intercepted a twin engine plane that was suspected to be carrying drugs. The pilot did not respond to radio calls and landed on an illegal airstrip. The Air Force then shot the plane down. It crashed at Apure, north east of Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela, caught fire and burned out.

Sources:

1. http://www.eluniversal.com/nacional-y-politica/131020/ona-derribo-avioneta-en-apure
2. https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10121
3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-24618087
4. http://www.thekathrynreport.com/2013_10_23_archive.html
5. https://www.insightcrime.org/news/brief/venezuela-officials-question-photo-of-downed-narco-plane/
6. http://www.caribbean360.com/news/venezuela_news/venezuela-shoots-down-two-planes-allegedly-carrying-drugs


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Oct-2013 19:21 harro Added
22-Oct-2013 19:24 harro Updated [Phase, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Jan-2015 12:46 gerard57 Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]
18-Jun-2016 21:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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