DALLAS — The remains of an Air Force pilot whose plane was shot down in 1967 during the Vietnam War have been returned to Texas by a commercial jet flown by his son.

The remains of 36-year-old Col. Roy Knight Jr., of Millsap, arrived Thursday at Dallas Love Field. Southwest Airlines Capt. Bryan Knight flew the plane transporting the flag-draped casket.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Roy Knight, whose remains were accounted for in June, will be buried Saturday in Weatherford.

Gayanne Knight receives a folded U.S. flag from a U.S. Air Force honor guard member during the burial service for her father, Col. Roy Knight Jr., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 in Cool, Texas. Beside her are her brothers, Bryan and Roy Knight III, who also received flags. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
Gayanne Knight receives a folded U.S. flag from a U.S. Air Force honor guard member during the burial service for her father, Col. Roy Knight Jr., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 in Cool, Texas. Beside her are her brothers, Bryan and Roy Knight III, who also received flags. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)

Knight in May 1967 was with the 602nd Tactical Fighter Squadron and leading a strike mission in Laos when his plane was shot down.

Military officials say the crash site was searched several times since the 1990s. Searches this year led to remains linked to Knight.