Venezuelan Fighter Jets “Neutralize” US-Registered Aircraft

The official Twitter account of the Strategic Operational Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces tweeted Thursday it “neutralized” a ‘narco-jet’ that violated Venezuelan airspace late Tuesday night. 

#ULTIMAHORA#CEOFANB reports that the @CODAI_FANB , detected at midnight on #07JUL20 the entry of a Narco-aircraft with registration #EEUU to our airspace and once the Law protocol was applied, it was NEUTRALIZED with aircraft from our Military Aviation,” the Venezuelan military tweeted.

Defense Blog said, “fighter jets of the Bolivarian Venezuelan Military Aviation forced a ‘narco jet’ transporting cocaine to land. After landing in the field, the crew allegedly set fire to the plane to hide all evidence.” 

Attached to the Bolivarian National Armed Force’s Twitter post were alleged pictures of the “neutralized” private jet. The tail number reads “N339AV.” After a quick search on Flight Aware, the plane is a 1994 Raytheon Hawker 800 corporate jet owned by KMWFlight LLC, located in Wilmington, Delaware. 

N339AV’s latest “registered flight route was in Mexico, from the central Toluca state to Cozumel island in the Caribbean,” said Defense Blog. 

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