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6 American troops killed in Fatal crash Egypt



6 American troops killed in Fatal crash Egypt
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A helicopter crash in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt killed members of the multinational peacekeeping force on Thursday, and six American troops were killed.

Fox News confirmed that the chopper was a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter, which took off from the southern coast of the peninsula near Tiran Island.

An officer with experience of the accident advised the outlet that the alleged cause of the crash was a mechanical fault.

A United Nations official told Fox News, “At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that the crash was anything but an accident.”

Six Americans were killed, while the seventh was rescued from the rubble.

Two other civilians were killed as well.

According to The Associated Press, the other service members who died were French and Czech.

Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller released a remark on the deadly attack.

“The Defense Department is profoundly distressed by the death of six U.S. and two partner country military members in a helicopter crash on the Sinai Peninsula with the United Nations Multinational Force and Observers (MFO).”

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“Yesterday we remembered the dedication of millions of American veterans who have been protecting our country for decades, and today we are sadly reminded of the final full measure that our uniformed heroes will pay for their contribution.

“I extend the Department’s condolences to the relatives, colleagues and teammates of those veterans of the Military.”

The mission of the U.N. Multinational Force “is to monitor the enforcement of the security arrangements of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty and to make best efforts to avoid any breach of its terms,” according to the website of the Force.

Since 1979, the mission has sustained between 300 and 400 U.S. forces on the Sinai Peninsula to foster and track peace between Israel and Egypt.

The U.N. Multinational Force released a statement on the AP accident.

“Nine members of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) were involved in a helicopter crash during a routine mission in the vicinity of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt,” he said.

“We are profoundly saddened to announce that eight uniformed MFO personnel have been killed; six U.S. residents, one French and one Czech,” the statement said. “One of the U.S. MFO Participant has recovered and has been safely evacuated. Names are being withheld until the next parent has been informed.”

The AP statement continued, “The MFO will conduct an investigation to ascertain the cause of the crash. …At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that the crash was anything but an accident. We very much respect the assistance and assistance of Egypt and Israel in the recovery effort.”

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