7 killed in US helicopter crash in Egypt
Cairo: An American Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Egypt, killing seven soldiers.
Five U.S. soldiers and a French soldier from the Czech Republic, while one U.S. soldier survived the crash. The names of the soldiers killed have not been released.
According to Voice of America, all of these soldiers were part of a multinational peacekeeping force under a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt. The helicopter was on a routine surveillance flight in the Sinai Peninsula when it crashed on Thursday.
Other details of the crash have not been released, while a spokesman for the multinational peacekeeping force denied any possible terrorism in this regard, calling it just an accident.
According to the Voice of America’s Urdu website, this accident is also the deadliest accident for the US military this year.
A statement from caretaker US Secretary of Defense Chris Miller was issued in which he paid tribute to the soldiers killed in Egypt and offered condolences to their families and loved ones.
It should be noted that a peace agreement was signed between Egypt and Israel in 1979, under which “multinational forces and observers” (multinational forces and observers) were established.