Published On: Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014

Two Mexican airplanes were shot down on December 8 and 9 by the Armed Forces of Venezuela

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Vladimir L. Padrino, Venezuelan Minister of Defense officially announced that the Armed Forces of Venezuela shot down two Mexican airplanes on December 8 and 9.

The official released on December 8 the first message through his Twitter account in which he said: “Once again our Aerospace Defense detects, intercepts and immobilizes an airplane entered illegally.”

Attached to the message, he published a photograph of the airplane, where the plates XB-KLQ can be observed. Aviation Safety Network Service said that it belongs to a Rockwell Sabreliner 60ELXM model.

According to international regulations, airplanes from Mexico bear license plates that start with XA, XB and XC.

Two Mexican airplanes were shot down on December 8 and 9 by the Armed Forces of Venezuela, said Vladimir L. Padrino, Minister of Defense of that country.

Two Mexican airplanes were shot down on December 8 and 9 by the Armed Forces of Venezuela, said Vladimir L. Padrino, Minister of Defense of that country.

On December 9, Padrino published a photograph of a second airplane, accompanied by the message: “Another airplane shot down by the FANB. It violated our airspace presumably for drug trafficking.”

Mexican Aircraft shot down in Venezuela (Photo: Animal Politico)

Mexican Aircraft shot down in Venezuela (Photo: Animal Politico)

In the image of the second airplane the plate ending with MNX is observed. According to reports from the Aviation Safety Network the plates XB-MNX, belongs to a Rockwell Turbo Commander 690B model.

 

Source: http://www.eluniversal.com.mxl

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