New violation of Venezuelan airspace by U.S. plane

New violation of Venezuelan airspace by U.S. plane
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15 November 2019
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Caracas, November 15 (RHC)-- The Strategic Operational Command of the Armed Forces of Venezuela (Ceofanb) has denounced that Washington once again violated Bolivarian airspace with a spy plane of the U.S. Air Force.

"Once again the U.S. violates international aeronautical treaties when entering with a spy plane RC135 of the USAF in the FIR (region of flight information) controlled by the RBV (Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela), without complying with the protocols and putting at risk the safety of aircraft that were in the airspace, " Ceofanb said on Twitter.

This year so far, the Venezuelan Armed Forces have repeatedly denounced threats to their airspace by U.S. military aircraft.  On October 22nd, Ceofanb reported the overflight of a drone around the facilities of the Paraguana Refining Complex, in the state of Falcón (northwest Venezuela).

Similarly, on July 27th, they also warned that a U.S. plane entered our territorial airspace again and violated aeronautical safety and international treaties.

Also, on July 19th, the Comprehensive Aerospace Defense Command (CODAI) detected and intercepted a U.S.-type EP-3E (intelligence and radio-electronic exploration) spacecraft in Venezuelan airspace.

Earlier, Vice President of Communications of Venezuela Jorge Rodríguez explained that American spy planes had made more than 70 incursions into the airspace of his country.

Edited by Ed Newman

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