A short while ago an IAF aircraft departed from the city of Burgas in Bulgaria and is currently on its way back to Israel, carrying on board 33 injured civilians. They are escorted by doctors from the IDF Medical Corps and IAF Search and Rescue unit personnel. The aircraft is due to land in the next few hours in Ben Gurion Airport. The injured will be transferred to hospitals across Israel.

The IDF medical team that landed this morning in Bulgaria continues to transfer the severely wounded from the city of Sophia back to Israel, as well as the bodies of the deceased.

IAF Aircraft Carrying Terror Attack Victims Depart for Israel

IAF aircraft in Bulgaria


At about 18:30, another IAF aircraft has departed from Bulgaria carrying on board three severely wounded victims following yesterday’s terror attack. They are accompanied by IDF Medical Corps personnel led by the Deputy Surgeon General, Colonel Dr. Dudu Dagan.

The aircraft departed following a medical assessment of those injured, allowing them to fly back home.

IAF Aircraft Carrying Terror Attack Victims Depart for Israel

IDF soldiers carrying the wounded back to Israel for treatment

The aircraft is expected to land this evening in Israel, and the injured will be transferred for further medical treatment in various hospitals across Israel.

Lastly, A short while ago, the third IAF aircraft of the IDF delegation deployed to Bulgaria last night, took off towards Israel, bearing coffins with the victims of yesterday’s attack. The aircraft will land at Ben Gurion Airport, where an official ceremony will take place as the coffins are removed from the plane.

This is the final IAF aircraft of the IDF medical delegation deployed by the IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, in order to bring the casualties of the terror attack in Bulgaria back to Israel.