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    A military helicopter of the Egyptian Armed Forces crashed early Saturday outside Egypt’s capital due to a technical malfunction, a military spokesman said.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — A military helicopter of the Egyptian Armed Forces crashed early Saturday outside Egypt’s capital due to a technical malfunction, a military spokesman said.

    The helicopter came down at exactly 9:25 a.m. local time (7:25GMT) near a highway that links Cairo with the city of Ismailia in northeastern Egypt, close to the Islamist-infested Sinai Peninsula.

    Crew members of the crashed aircraft sustained various injuries and were taken to hospital, the official statement on the Army’s Facebook page said.

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