Five dead in Venezuelan military plane crash during training mission

7 November, 2022
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Five dead in Venezuelan military plane crash during training mission

Five Venezuelan soldiers were killed when their plane crashed during a training mission, according to the authorities.


Defense Minister General Vladimir Padrino Lopez said in a statement that the C-208B plane "fell to the ground" three kilometers from the Jose Antonio Valez Air Base, in the southern Venezuelan state of Amazonas.


He added, "So far, four bodies have been recovered, and searches are continuing to find the fifth."


Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the opening of an "investigation to determine the possible causes of the accident" and "to provide all necessary support to the relatives of the missing."


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