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Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Sunday 17 January 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Registration: (N90460)
MSN: 820
First flight: 1977
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Corral Viejo (   Colombia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
A Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander, carrying false registration marks 'N90460' was destroyed when it was strafed by the Colombian Air Force.
The aircraft entered Colombian airspace without authorization and proceeded to land at an airstrip where it was met by a car. The Colombian Air Force suspected the aircraft was involved in a smuggling operation and strafed the plane while it was on the ground.

The aircraft was believed to be msn 820 that was stolen while registered XC-JDN and flying for the Mexican Geological Survey.

Damaged on the ground

» Aviation Letter 596
» Colombian Air Force


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