Feinstein’s Body Returns to San Francisco on Military Flight

Feinstein’s Body Returns to San Francisco on Military Flight
An armed forces color guard carries a casket containing the body of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco on Sept. 30, 2023. (D. Ross Cameron/AP Photo)

SAN FRANCISCO—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) returned Saturday to her hometown for the final time when a military jet carrying the late Democratic senator’s body landed at San Francisco International Airport.

The long-serving senator died Friday at her home in Washington, after a series of illnesses. At 90, she was the oldest member of Congress after first being elected to the Senate in 1992.

The arrival of her body was not open to the public. No details have been shared about services.

Her death was followed by a stream of tributes from around the nation, including from President Joe Biden, who served with Feinstein for years in the Senate and called her “a pioneering American” and a “cherished friend.”

California’s junior senator, Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), called her “a towering figure—not just in modern California history, but in the history of our state and our nation.”

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