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What a comedown Brazilian Air Force takes down plane with almost 300 kilos of cocaine on board

The pilot then attempted an emergency landing in an open field but lost control and crashed

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The remains of the shot down plane

The remains of the shot down plane

The remains of the shot down plane

A plane with almost 300 kilos of cocaine on board has been shot down by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), it has been reported. 

The Surinamese aircraft was shot down on Tuesday evening and crashed 250 kilometres from the Bolivian border.

Police said the plane had no flight plan and entered Brazil's airspace through the Bolivian border, but was shot down by the Air Force.

The pilot then attempted an emergency landing in an open field in Brasnorte, Brazil's Mato Grosso region, but lost control and crashed.

He attempted to escape, but was subsequently spotted overnight and arrested.

It is unclear whether he was injured.

According to federal police, 296 kilograms of cocaine and 1 kilogram of weed were found on the plane.

Police say it is continuing an investigation to find other members of a criminal organisation involved in drug trafficking between Brazil and Bolivia.

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