Unidentified aircraft with the U.S. flight number was shot down by Venezuelan military on July 8. This was reported on Twitter by the Venezuelan Strategic Command (CEOFANB).
It is noted that the foreign aircraft violated the country’s airspace.
“Command of the United Aerospace Defense found an aircraft with the U.S. flight number in the night of July 8 in the airspace of the country and neutralized it by our military aircraft,” it was reported.
No other details about the crew or cargo of the aircraft are given.
The published photos show the N339AV, which, according to the Flightradar tracking service, belongs to a private Hawker 800 aircraft.
🚨#ULTIMAHORA|| #CEOFANB informa que el @CODAI_FANB, detectó en la medianoche del #07JUL20 el ingreso de una Narcoaeronave con matrícula #EEUU a nuestro espacio aéreo y una vez aplicado el protocolo de Ley se procedió a su NEUTRALIZACIÓN con aeronaves de nuestra Aviación Militar. pic.twitter.com/6JtCVLj8bo
— @ceofanb (@Libertad020) July 8, 2020