The Syrians respond to the escalation of violence, and scramble MiG-21s toward Israel, for the first time since the war. A pair of Mysteres is sent to meet them, but no contact is made. When flying over Kibbutz Sarid, fire bursts out in the plane flown by Lt. Uri Keidar (Krupnik). He bails out but his parachute does not open, and the force of the fall kills him.