Unidentified airplane, shot down by Venezuela near the Colombian border

    Venezuela has passed a law regarding the protection of the country’s airspace, allowing armed forces to shoot down aircraft which do not respond to the order of landing

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    Venezuelan Air Forces shot down an unidentified airplane that had violated the country’s airspace in the Apure State area, which borders Colombia, announced on Monday the Venezuelan Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino Lopez, head of the Operational Strategic Command of the Bolivian Military, TASS informs.

    The unidentified unit, a type King 200 twin-engine airplane, was shot down in the Apure State, the Venezuelan General noted on his Twitter page, adding a picture of the American produced airplane’s fragments under the message.

    In May 2012, the National Assembly (Unicameral Parliament) of Venezuela passed a law on the protection of the country’s airspace, allowing armed forces to shoot down aircraft which do not respond to the order of landing. In October 2013, President Nicolas Maduro declared that Venezuela will shoot down the airplanes of the drugs mafia.

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