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Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 26 September 2005
Time:ca 18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic G159 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I
Operator:Unknown
Registration: YV1020
MSN: 106
First flight: 1963
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 529-8X
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near San Andrés (   Colombia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The G-159 was detected on an illegal airstrip by Colombian Air Force planes. Two tons of cocaine were being loaded onto the plane when the two Cessna A-37 Dragonfly jets and a Bell 212 Rapaz helicopter destroyed the runway as well as the airplane. The airplane was considered damaged beyond repair and set afire by the authorities.

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
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G-159 Gulfstream

  • 201 built
  • 26th loss
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