A helicopter crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has killed eight personnel from a multi-national peacekeeping force.
A helicopter crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has killed eight personnel from a multi-national peacekeeping force on 12 November 2020.
The casualties were identified to be six Americans, a French national, and a Czech citizen belonging to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) who were onboard a UH-60 Black Hawk.
“During a routine mission in the vicinity of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, nine members of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) were involved in a helicopter crash,” said the MFO.
The sole survivor of the crash was an American national who was airlifted to treat his injuries and was taken resort town of Eilat, Israel before being transported again to a proper medical facility.
“The MFO will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the accident. At this point, there is no information to indicate the crash was anything except an accident. We greatly appreciate the cooperation and support of Egypt and Israel in the recovery effort, added MFO.
Authorities in Egypt said the crash appeared to be caused by a technical failure and there were no signs of the aircraft being attacked.