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 the Canadian decision to ask the British government to try again to get an improved offer from the Bulgarian government, rather than accept the offer on the table; the status of a claim by the family of a British woman who was also a Swedish national; and the coordination of British, Canadian, and South African responses to the Bulgarian offer to settle the case. Documents in the file include copies of the American and Israeli applications to the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.) in the case; a copy of a Foreign Office submission recommending rejection of the Bulgarian offer and insistence on the satisfaction of the full value of the British claims; and correspondence sent to various foreign governments and British embassies informing them of the latest situation in the case.
south africa united kingdom france insurance bulgaria united states of america canada united nations air traffic control civil aviation aircraft compensation international relations israel law sweden air safety international court of justice canadian government American-Bulgarian relations American-Israeli relations financial claims against foreign countries Thomas Brimelow Bulgarian government aircraft crashes Anglo-Canadian relations Bulgarian-Israeli relations William Hayter Shooting down of El Al Flight 402 over Bulgaria Richard Speaight
Collection ID
Canada France Israel South Africa Sweden United Kingdom United States of America
Department Reference
Code NG file 1381 (pp 83 to 93)
Document Type
Correspondence Memoranda Legal and Treaty Material
File Reference
FO 371/128642
Key Events
Shooting down of El Al Flight 402 over Bulgaria
Persons Discussed
Richard Speaight Thomas Brimelow William Hayter
Published in
United Kingdom
Subject Countries
International Relations

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