Bulgaria : Claims against government of Bulgaria resulting from shooting down of El Al civil airliner in July 1955 (FO371-134829).

  • 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) ; FO371-134829. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-134829
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 a copy of a request for the plane's British pilot's R.A.F. record -- and a discussion of the drafting of documents relating to the British application to the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.) to seek compensation from the Bulgarian government. Further documents in the file include the I.C.J.'s notification of deadlines for the submission of documents -- and the minutes of a meeting with a British Military Attaché who had visited the crash site shortly after the incident. Subjects discussed in the file include British Meteorological Office assessments of weather conditions during the flight -- analysis of photographs of the wreckage by the Royal Aircraft Establishment -- and the suspicion of the lead United States State Department lawyer, based on interviews with Bulgarian defectors, that evidence presented by the Israeli government was false.
  • File date: 1958.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1988.
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