Colombian Blackhawk Destroyed On LZ by FARC

This footage, shot from an accompanying aircraft, shows a Colombian military Blackhawk helicopter landing at a jungle landing zone. As soon as it touches down, it is destroyed in a violent explosion. Viewer discretion is advised.


Based on the video, it is unknown whether the LZ was mined and activated by pressure, or if the explosion was caused by a command-detonated IED. However, it is reported that of the occupants, four were killed with several wounded. The most likely suspect is the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, abbreviated as FARC. Although the organization officially disbanded in 2017, a group of approximately 2,000 die-hards still conduct armed operations and drug trafficking.


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This footage, shot from an accompanying aircraft, shows a Colombian military Blackhawk helicopter landing at a jungle landing zone. As soon as it touches down, it is destroyed in a violent explosion. Viewer discretion is advised.


Based on the video, it is unknown whether the LZ was mined and activated by pressure, or if the explosion was caused by a command-detonated IED. However, it is reported that of the occupants, four were killed with several wounded. The most likely suspect is the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, abbreviated as FARC. Although the organization officially disbanded in 2017, a group of approximately 2,000 die-hards still conduct armed operations and drug trafficking.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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