Aerial footage from a news chopper caught the moment a seizure of illegal fireworks went off in the truck, ripping it apart.

The blast shook the area of East 27th Street in Los Angeles around 7:30pm Wednesday night after police had spent hours confiscating nearly 5,000 pounds of fireworks from a home.

Many of the devices had been loaded into an armored container on a police semi that read "L.A. BOMB SQUAD" where police had decided to detonate them "In a controlled manner," according to LAPD Lt. Raul Jovel.

But, the detonation wasn't as controlled as they hope. "we had catastrophic failure of one of our trucks,” he said.

The Sky5 helicopter caught the video of the detonation that failed when the semi-truck burst into flames.

“That was not supposed to happen. That truck is destroyed,” reacted KTLA’s Colton von Pertz, who was reporting from the Sky5 at the time, according to KTLA.

17 people were injured, 10 of them LAPD officers.

Read more at KTLA

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