UPDATED 7:05 PM PT – Thursday, November 12, 2020
Eight military members, including six American troops from a peacekeeping force, are dead after a helicopter crash in Egypt.
According to reports, the Black Hawk helicopter was on a supplying mission when it went down in the southern Sinai Peninsula Thursday morning. One American survived the crash.
This event is a tragedy for the MFO, who work to promote stability between Israel & Egypt.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 12, 2020
Officials from the group, the Multinational Force and Observers, said the crash was caused by technical issues and there was no evidence of malicious activity. An investigation is underway.