Bulgaria : Claims against government of Bulgaria resulting from shooting down of El Al civil airliner in July 1955 (FO371-134828).

  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
  • London : Foreign Office, 1958.
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF


  • General Correspondence from 1906-1966 (Great Britain. Foreign Office. Political Departments) ; FO371-134828. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-134828
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1953-1960: Module 1
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file containing documents relating to the crash of El Al flight 402. Documents in the file include correspondence with relatives of the British victims in the crash -- a report of an increased Bulgarian offer to settle Austrian claims over the incident -- and the Royal Air Force's standing orders regarding the identification of unauthorised aircraft in British airspace. Other documents in the file include a translation of Bulgarian laws relating to the supervision of air traffic -- minutes of meetings between British and American lawyers -- and the British response to requests for assistance from the American lawyer preparing the case for the International Court of Justice. Subjects discussed in the file include visits to Israel by British diplomats and lawyers, and visits by the American lawyer to Israel and Austria to gather evidence -- and a record of a de-briefing of a Bulgarian Air Force defector with knowledge of Bulgarian defence protocols.
  • File date: 1958.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1988.
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