Date & Time: Feb 12, 2006 at 2115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Grumman G-159 Gulfstream GI
Crew on board:
Aircraft left Valencia-Arturo Michelana Airport at 2103LT on a local flight to Barinas, southwest Venezuela. Flight plan was filed at FL220 and should take 35 minutes. En route, crew informed ATC about all clear on board and aircraft disappeared from radar screens. SAR did not find any trace of the aircraft nor the crew who was considered as deceased. In august 2008, an unconfirmed repport mentionned that twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances near El Petén. It seems that aircraft was stolen and the flight was illegal (drug smuggling flight). Due to circumstances, all hypothesis remains still open.