Venezuelan Military shoot down Hawker 731 Nov 4 2013

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Venezuelan Military shoot down Hawker 731 Nov 4 2013

#1 Post by bizjets101 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:20 am

Venezuelan Govt has reported their 30th aircraft shot down since May 2012 when a new law went into effect.

On Nov 4 2013 a Hawker 731 XB-MGM entered Venezuelan airspace from Colombia near Apure, VZ and was shot down.

No details about flight crew, however the aircraft was registered to a new owner, based in Monterrey Mexico - on Oct 31 2013.

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Re: Venezuelan Military shoot down Hawker 731 Nov 4 2013

#2 Post by bizjets101 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:48 am

Hmmm - all these Venezuelan military guys have twitter accounts. sounds like they tracked it to a makeshift runway and attacked the aircraft while it was on the ground.

This is an aerial shot from the scene taken the next morning.

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Re: Venezuelan Military shoot down Hawker 731 Nov 4 2013

#3 Post by PositiveRate27 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:36 am

Doesnt look like there was any forward impact. The leading edge is completely intact, as is the nacelle. Looks like a ground strike to me!
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Re: Venezuelan Military shoot down Hawker 731 Nov 4 2013

#4 Post by SAR_YQQ » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:19 pm

It's good to see the Venezuelan government finally taking drug dealers seriously.
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Re: Venezuelan Military shoot down Hawker 731 Nov 4 2013

#5 Post by marcorivera16 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:12 pm

SAR_YQQ wrote:It's good to see the Venezuelan government finally taking drug dealers seriously.
Venezuelan government is not taking drug dealers seriously, they are the drug dealers!!!
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Re: Venezuelan Military shoot down Hawker 731 Nov 4 2013

#6 Post by Heliian » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:06 am

bizjets101 wrote:Hmmm - all these Venezuelan military guys have twitter accounts. sounds like they tracked it to a makeshift runway and attacked the aircraft while it was on the ground.

This is an aerial shot from the scene taken the next morning.

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This picture does not look like the same scene.
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