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Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Thursday 10 April 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25D
Operator:private
Registration: PT-OHD
MSN: 25-296
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:within Venezuela (   Venezuela)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans-Julio Cezar Ribeiro International Airport , PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Learjet 25D was destroyed on the ground by Venezuelan military forces. The airplane had reportedly departed Belém, Brazil without a flight plane and with the transponder turned off.
The Venezuelan armed forces forced the Learjet to land on suspicion the aircraft was being used for "illicit activities," possibly involving drugs smuggling. The airplane was destroyed on the ground.

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» CBN
» Força Aérea Brasileira


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Learjet 25

  • 373 built
  • 63rd loss
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 Venezuela
  • 83rd worst accident (at the time)
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