ZAKA command center at the Germanwings crash siteAn Israeli search and rescue unit has flown to the scene of the Germanwings plane crash disaster in the French Alps to assist in the mission to recover victims.

The delegation of eight ZAKA International rescue unit volunteers flew in the early hours of Monday morning.

Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, agreed to the request of the family of Israeli victim, Eyal Baum, to bring ZAKA from Israel.

Mati Goldstein heads the ZAKA volunteer search and recovery mission at the scene of the Germanwings crash site: