Helicopter crash kills seven peacekeepers in Egypt’s Sinai Valley One person was injured. According to a source, the helicopter crashed due to a technical fault. This information was given in the report of the news agency Reuters on Friday.
The crash happened near the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh on Thursday.
The helicopter was carrying members of the US-led Multinational Force and Observers (MFO).
The MFO said five of the seven peacekeepers killed were from the United States, one from France and one from the Czech Republic.
The MFO statement said all seven of the dead were army members.
An MFO member of the United States escaped unhurt. He has been rescued.
The helicopter was on a regular mission, the MFO statement said. Then this accident happened.
The helicopter crashed due to a technical fault, Reuters quoted a source as saying.
The Czech Defense Ministry confirmed in a statement that one of its soldiers had been killed. They also blamed technical faults for the helicopter crash.
The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed the deaths of five U.S. soldiers in a tweet. The injured member was admitted to the hospital.
The 1969 Egypt-Israel peace agreement was signed. Under the agreement, the MFO was formed to monitor the demilitarization of the Sinai Valley.