On 1 March 2021, an Aviación Militar Bolivariana de Venezuela (AMBV, Venezuela Air Force) EMB312A Tucano, serial 5050 (construction number 312247), force landed around 09:00 hrs LT in a field between the cities of Mariara and San Joaquín in the north of the country, about eighty kilometers west of the capital Caracas. Both pilots were taken to a hospital for further treatment.
The training aircraft, operated by Grupo de Entrenamiento Aéreo 14 Escorpiones from Base Aérea Mariscal Sucre (Boca del Rio), was on a training flight and according to the available information was on its way back to the airbase.
The unfortunate Tucano was painted in a special black/orange color scheme and marked with 100,000 horas.
Grupo de Entrenamiento Aéreo 14 has two training squadrons operating the EMB312A Tucano; Escuadrón 142 Básico and Escuadrón 143 Tactico.
Next to that, the Grupo also provides initial training with Escuadrón 141 Primario operating the Cessna 182 and the SIAI Marchetti F260EU.