Release
Immediate Release

Statement by Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller on Helicopter Crash in the Sinai Peninsula

Nov. 12, 2020

The Defense Department is deeply saddened by the loss of five U.S. and two partner nation service members in a helicopter crash in the Sinai Peninsula operating with the United Nations Multinational Force and Observers (MFO).

Yesterday we recognized the sacrifice of millions of American veterans who have defended our nation for generations, and today we are tragically reminded of the last full measure our uniformed warriors may pay for their service.

I extend the Department’s condolences to the families, friends and teammates of these service members.

[Eds. note:  This statement was updated at 5:24 p.m. EST and reflects updated reporting from the Multinational Force and Observers on the number of U.S. service members killed.]