Colombian Helo Pilot Shot And Medically Treated While In Flight

first published on May 14, 2020 by

A video from the Colombian military shows a helicopter crew exchanging fire with FARC or ELN insurgents on the ground.

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A rebel gunmen manages to strike one of the Colombian helo pilots in the arm. The crew responds rapidly by extracting the pilot from his seat and beginning first aid. He is quickly stabilized and the aircraft and crew make an otherwise safe return to base.

There have been predictions that armed conflict in Colombia could rekindle as FARC guerrillas who were supposed to be reintegrated into society, may no want a new agreement. Additionally, the National Liberation Army (ELN) claimed it would not suspend kidnappings or attacks.