Bangladesh, Nov. 12 -- A helicopter belonging to an international peacekeeping force crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, killing at least seven people including several Americans, an Israeli and an Egyptian official said. Both sides said the crash appeared to be an accident.

The Israeli official said that five Americans were among the dead. The other victims were French and Czech, reports AP.

Israeli and Egyptian officials said one survivor was being airlifted to an Israeli hospital. An Egyptian official said the UH-60 Black Hawk was on a reconnaissance mission and crashed near the island of Tiran.

The peacekeeping force flew the survivor into the resort of Eilat, Israel, from where he was then taken by an Israeli copter to...