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Friday, September 18, 2015

Venezuelan Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes near Colombian Border

Su-30MK2 Venezuela Air ForceA Venezuelan air force jet has crashed after it was deployed to the northwestern region of the country to verify information that an aircraft had entered Venezuelan airspace, the ministry of defense reported Thursday.

“At approximately 21:07 hours of Sept. 17, 2015, an airplane Sukhoi-30 of the air force has crashed with pilots Cap. Ronald Ramirez and Cap. Jackson Garcia on board,” the Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino Lopez said in a statement.

The military official said that the country's defense systems was activated after an illegal aircraft was detected entering “through the northwestern region of the country toward the border line with Colombia.”

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