Seven killed in helicopter crash in Egypt as aircraft suffers technical failure

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Seven soldiers are reported to have been killed in a plane crash in Egypt after the aircraft suffered a "technical failure."

The aircraft involved is understood to have been a reconnaissance plane, an aircraft involved in military operations, reports Sky News Arabia.

American peacekeepers are alleged to have been onboard the flight, but this has not been confirmed by authorities.

The crash is said to have taken place in South Sinai.

Sky News Arabia reported seven soldiers from America, France and the Czech Republic were killed in the crash.

The helicopter is said to have been from the International Observer Force.

The channel tweeted: “Our correspondent in Cairo: American peacekeepers were wounded in South Sinai, after a reconnaissance plane fell due to a technical failure.”

In further tweets, the broadcaster said seven soldiers “of different nationalities” were killed in the “crash of a helicopter of the International Observer Force in Sinai”.

It added: “The dead soldiers in Sinai are five Americans, a French and a Czech.”

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