On their final journey On their final journey The Hercules plane carrying the bodies of the killed servicemn landed this morning (Friday) at the Tel-Nof air base in Israel. “We have lost six of our best fighters”, said the air force Commander

The Hercules plane carrying the bodies of the killed serviceman took off last night from Romania. Its departure marks the end of two excruciating days during which Israeli teams retrieved and identified the remains of the servicemen. Almost four days after the accident, burial ceremonies will commence today.

The funeral of Lt.-Col. (Res.) Avner Goldman, 48, from Modi’in will take place at 12:15 at the military section of Modi’in cemetery.

Lt.-Col, (Res.) Daniel Shipenbauer, 43, from Moshav Kidron will be burried at 15:00 at the military section of Gderot cemetery.

The burial of Major Yahel Keshet, 33, from Hatezerim will take place at the Sharona cemetery at 13:00.

Major Lior Shai, 28, from Tel Nof will be buried at the military section of “Neve Hadar” cemetery in Hod Hasharon.

The funeral of Nir Lakrif, 25, from Tel Nof will take place at 12:30 at the military cemetery in Haifa.

Sgt. Maj. Oren Cohen, 24, from Rehovot will be buried at 13:00 at the military cemetery in Rehovot.

Yesterday at 22:00, Yas’ur helicopters that participated at the training exercise in Romania landed in Israel, with squadron members in Tel-Nof air base.

The aircrews who participated at the exercise in Romania returned last night and safely landed at the Tel-Nof airbase. It was a very emotional return, as the aircrews were greeted by their families, accompanied by the Air force commander, Maj. Gen. Ido Nehushtan, and the air base commander, Brig. Gen. A.