Helicopter crash in Sinai kills 5 Egyptian soldiers
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Helicopter crash in Sinai kills 5 Egyptian soldiers

Military confirms downed chopper, launches search for crew; cause of crash unknown

Egyptian military helicopters fly over the eastern Sinai Peninsula, October 18, 2012. (photo credit: Egyptian Presidency/AFP)
Egyptian military helicopters fly over the eastern Sinai Peninsula, October 18, 2012. (photo credit: Egyptian Presidency/AFP)

CAIRO — A helicopter crash in the restive Sinai Peninsula killed five Egyptian soldiers on Saturday, medics said.

The military confirmed a helicopter had crashed and said a search was under way for its crew.

It was not immediately clear how the aircraft came down, in an area used as a hub by militants.

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