27-year-old Israeli among those killed on Malaysian airplane downed over Ukraine

Itamar Avnon's father writes on Facebook that family is waiting for official notice of death, but confirms his son was aboard plane.

July 18, 2014 10:49

Itamar Avnon, Israeli killed on Malaysian airlines flight. (photo credit: Courtesy)

A twenty-seven-year old Israeli man was among those killed on a Malaysian airlines flight MH17 that was reportedly shot down over Ukraine on Thursday, Maariv online reported on Friday.

The man's father, Dov Avnon from Kiryat Tivon, wrote on his Facebook page that the family found out about the crash when his daughter, the victims sister, heard about it on the news. They then realized it was the same flight Itamar was on.

On Friday, friends and relatives gathered at the family's home to comfort them. The family says they are waiting for the official notification of the crash and their son's subsequent death.

"Airplanes that take off are also supposed to land but this this time it didn't help Itamar. He was with us for 27 years and he now only memories remain," the father said.

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