Venezuela condemns TAP Air Portugal serious irregularities on flight TP173
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expresses its condemnation of serious irregularities committed by the Portuguese TAP airline, on flight TP173 dated February 12, 2020, which violate security provisions of International Civil Aviation Organization ( ICAO)
First, in the above-mentioned flight the boarding of deputy Juan Guaidó was provided in the aircraft, who used a false identity, in clear detachment from ICAO passenger identification guidelines.
Likewise, Venezuelan authorities were able to identify another passenger of the same flight, family member and companion of Juan Guaidó, transported prohibited materials and explosive substances, incurring an even more serious violation of the aeronautical safety regulations.
Consequently, Venezuela requires Portuguese authorities the corresponding explanations and opening of a rigorous investigation in relation to these facts, since both situations have only been able to develop with the consent of the police authorities of that country. Based on foregoing, Venezuela objects and considers the declarations of the Foreign Business Minister of the Portuguese Republic, Augusto Santos Silva, light and unfounded, in order to minimize such a serious situation and ignore the risks to passenger safety and peace. of Venezuelan people.