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Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Monday 4 November 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley DH-125-400A
Registration: XB-MGM
MSN: 25175/NA713
First flight: 1969
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-3-1RH
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) N of Buena Vista, Apure (   Venezuela)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Bonaire-Flamingo International Airport (BON/TNCB), Caribbean Netherlands
Destination airport:La Ceiba Airport (LCE/MHLC), Honduras
A Hawker Siddeley DH-125-400A jet was destroyed on the ground by Venezuelan military forces.
According to Mexican authorities the airplane departed Querétaro Airport (QRO), Mexico with two crew members and five passengers who appeared to have been using false identities. Four passengers deplaned after the flight landed on the Caribbean island of Bonaire. The crew then filed a flight plan for La Ceiba Airport (LCE), on the Caribbean coast of Honduras.
The airplane was then intercepted after illegally entering Venezuelan air space. It was followed for 40 minutes before Air Force planes forced it to land on a remote airstrip.
The occupants fled the scene before Venezuelan forces arrived. They reportedly discovered cocaine on board. The airplane was set afire and burned out.

XB-MGM was offered for sale in January 2013 with 10,681 flying hours and 8,107 landings.

Damaged on the ground

» El Comando Estratégico Operacional
» LA Times
» Leader-Post 11-11-2013


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Distance from Bonaire-Flamingo International Airport to La Ceiba Airport as the crow flies is 2033 km (1271 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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