Northern (N): Bulgaria (NG). Claims against Government of Bulgaria Following Shooting Down of El Al Civil Airliner, July 1955


A file relating to the crash of El Al flight 402. Subjects discussed in the file include whether the British and Commonwealth case should go to the International Court for Justice (I.C.J.) with the Israeli government's; the treatment of claims against El Al under the Warsaw Convention; and Bulgarian attempts to settle for less than the money claimed. Documents in the file include the Israeli application to the I.C.J. to hear the case; minutes of meetings discussing the case; a submission recommending that the British case not be taken to the I.C.J.; and confirmation that the South African and Canadian governments did not wish to take their case to the I.C.J. as a successful outcome was unlikely. Other documents in the file include correspondence with the families of the deceased, their legal representatives, and insurers; and discussion of Bulgarian offers to settle claims under the terms of the Warsaw Convention.
south africa united kingdom france belgium insurance bulgaria united states of america canada air traffic control civil aviation aircraft compensation international relations israel law sweden switzerland telecommunications visas air safety international court of justice the times parliamentary questions The Daily Telegraph British press American-Israeli relations financial claims against foreign countries Thomas Brimelow British parliament Anglo-French relations Bulgarian government protecting powers Anglo-American relations aircraft crashes Anglo-Swedish relations Anglo-Israeli relations Anglo-Canadian relations Bulgarian air force Anglo-South African relations Bulgarian-Israeli relations William Hayter Israeli press Shooting down of El Al Flight 402 over Bulgaria Richard Speaight Israeli-Swedish relations
Collection ID
Article(s) from Daily Telegraph © Telegraph Media Group Limited. Article(s) from Daily Telegraph © Telegraph Media Group Limited.
Belgium Canada France Israel South Africa Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States of America
Department Reference
Code NG file 1381 (pp to 30)
Document Type
Correspondence Memoranda Legal and Treaty Material Meeting Minutes
File Reference
FO 371/128639
Key Events
Shooting down of El Al Flight 402 over Bulgaria
The following article has been removed from this file due to copyright restrictions: The Times, 28 June 1957, Delayed Compensation.
Persons Discussed
Richard Speaight Thomas Brimelow William Hayter
Published in
United Kingdom
Subject Countries
International Relations

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