Venezuela says U.S. intelligence plane violated air space

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Posted: Nov 08, 2015 1:32 PM

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela said on Sunday a U.S. Coast Guard "intelligence" plane violated its air space and that other such planes were circulating close to the South American country.

"Forty-eight hours ago, an intelligence plane for the U.S. Coast Guard took off from the air base in Curacao," Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said in a televised broadcast.

"The most serious part is that this plane, a Dash-8 ... violated air space, our air space," he added.

(Reporting by Alexandra Ulmer; Editing by Alan Crosby)