Bulgaria : Claims against Bulgaria following crash of El A1 civil airliner in July 1955 (FO371-142959).

  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
  • London : Foreign Office, 1959.
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF


  • General Correspondence from 1906-1966 (Great Britain. Foreign Office. Political Departments) ; FO371-142959. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-142959
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. Subjects discussed in the file include a Belgian request to be released from a commitment not to accept the Bulgarian compensation offer as the Belgian citizens concerned needed money -- the Bulgarian submission to the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.) stating the reasons for its rejection of the court's jurisdiction -- and Israeli attempts to ensure that money was paid to the Belgian citizens to prevent the Belgian withdrawal from the case. Documents in the file include a record of a conversation between a Foreign Office official and an American pilot who had asked for the flight plan, departure details, and weather information for the flight, having been engaged to investigate the circumstances of the event by American lawyers intending to sue El Al over the case -- and details of the court arrangements for the I.C.J. hearing.
  • File date: 1959.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1989.
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