Venezuelan Air Force Mirage 50 crashed
17 Sep 2004
Today, a Mirage 50 fighter jet of the Fuerza Aérea Venezolana (FAV) crashed. The Mirage 50 serialled FAV6732 was on final approach when there was a flameout of the engine. The pilot ejected safely before the aircraft crashed into the approach lights in front of the runway.
The Mirage 50 belongs to 33 Squadron which is part of Grupo Aéreo de Caza 11 Diablos. The aircraft are operated alongside the F-16s at El LIbertador AB. The Mirage 50DV and 50EV are upgraded Mirage IIIE and V aircraft which were purchased in the 1970s.