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Last updated: 25 October 2021
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Date:Monday 9 August 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream American G-1159A Gulfstream III
Operator:private
Registration: XB-OZA
MSN: 319
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:within Jesús María Semprún (   Venezuela)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Gulfstream III was destroyed after having been set on fire on an illegal airstrip within the Jesús María Semprún municipality in western Venezuela, close to the Colombian border.
The aircraft had likely been used to transport narcotics.
It is unclear if the aircraft was set on fire by criminals or by the Venezuelan forces.



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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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