6 Americans among 8 peacekeepers killed in helicopter crash

The largest contingents are from the US, Colombia, Fiji and France. First published on November 12, 2020 / 9:56 AM It said the cause of the crash was a technical malfunction and added that the survivor is in critical condition.The chief of Czech army’s general staff, Gen. BBC News reports the organization currently consists of 1,154 military personnel from 13 countries. But the MFO said there were no signs of an attack. It did not give a precise location of the crash or say whether the helicopter fell on land or crashed into the sea.U.S. Trending News

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Islamic militant groups and a regional affiliate of the Islamic State group are known to be active in Sinai. “We greatly appreciate the cooperation and support of Egypt and Israel in the recovery effort.”

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The MFO said the helicopter crashed during a routine mission near Sharm el-Sheikh, a popular Egyptian resort city on the Red Sea, and that an investigation was underway. “The MFO will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the accident,” the force said. Maj. There are 452 U.S. personnel, some of whom occupy key leadership positions.Its responsibilities include monitoring troop levels along the border and ensuring the freedom of navigation through the Strait of Tiran. It did not release the names of the dead, pending notification of their families. I join all Americans in honoring their sacrifice, as I keep their loved ones in my prayers.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 12, 2020

An Egyptian official speaking on condition of anonymity per regulations, said the helicopter crashed over Red Sea waters outside Egyptian territorial boundaries. “At this point, there is no information to indicate the crash was anything except an accident,” it said.An Israeli official said the injured peacekeeper was airlifted by the peacekeeping force to the Israeli border city of Eilat. The MFO monitors the four-decade-old peace agreement between Israel and Egypt. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter.Israel’s Foreign Ministry released a statement expressing its “deepest sorrow,” and saying the MFO is “highly regarded for its work.”  The Czech Republic’s military confirmed one of the fatalities of the Black Hawk’s crash was a Czech. President-elect Joe Biden tweeted his “deep condolences” to the families of the victims. Earlier, an Egyptian official said the aircraft that crashed was a UH-60 Black Hawk. A ninth peacekeeper — an American — was badly injured. Michaela Ticha. I extend my deep condolences to the loved ones of the peacekeepers, including 6 American service members, who died on Tiran Island, and wish a speedy recovery to the surviving American. From there, he was flown to an Israeli hospital. 6 Americans among 8 peacekeepers killed in Egypt helicopter crash

Updated on: November 12, 2020 / 2:02 PM
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Americans killed in Mideast helicopter crash

Americans killed in Mideast helicopter crash


The international force that monitors the Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement said Thursday that eight peacekeepers, including six Americans, were killed when one of its helicopters crashed during a routine mission in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The Multinational Force and Observers said a French peacekeeper and Czech member of the force were also killed. Ales Opata, expressed his condolences and identified the victim in a Facebook post as Sgt.