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Air Force One arrives in Houston to carry Bush casket to Washington

Press Trust of India  |  Houston 

A plane arrived here on Sunday afternoon to transport the body of former George H W to for a

The 41st US died Friday, aged 94, at his home in

According to Jim McGrath, a for the family, the aircraft's flights to carry the casket of the former US will be called "41".

President had Saturday said he would send his presidential aircraft to carry the casket of his late predecessor to

The aircraft is called when the president is on board.

Officials also held what appeared to be a dry run for moving Bush's casket to

His body will lay in state at the after an arrival ceremony on Monday. The public is invited and can pay their respects from Monday evening until Wednesday morning.

The casket will be flown back to on Wednesday afternoon. A public viewing will be held from Wednesday evening until 6 am on Thursday.

According to sources in the White House, President Trump and would attend the funeral service in on Thursday.

will be buried in next to his wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Robin, who died in 1953.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 06:55 IST