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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Date:Monday 20 February 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
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:S of Lago de Maracaibo (   Venezuela)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
An unidentified Beechcraft 200 Super King Air was destroyed on the ground by the National Bolivarian Armed Forces. The aircraft had landed in a remote area of Zulia State after violating Venezuelan airspace.
No details were given by officials, but in similar cases aircraft were being used to smuggle narcotics.

Damaged on the ground



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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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