Northern (N): Bulgaria (NG). Claims Against Bulgaria Following Crash of El A1 Civil Airliner in July 1955.


A file containing documents relating to the crash of El Al flight 402. Subjects discussed in the file include the Bulgarian objection to the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.); Bulgarian claims that the British government was acting incorrectly by allowing the Israeli government to claim against the Bulgarians when it was British insurance companies who were at most risk in the case; and American applications to intervene in the British and Israeli cases before the I.C.J., to ask the court to postpone any decisions on the Bulgarian application to dismiss those cases until the American case before the court had been heard. Documents in the file report details of meetings of the I.C.J. to discuss the case; discuss the continuation of the British case following the I.C.J.'s decision to refuse jurisdiction in the Israeli case; and give transcripts of hearings before the court.
united kingdom insurance bulgaria international law united states of america civil aviation aircraft compensation international relations israel law netherlands air safety international court of justice judiciary Anglo-Bulgarian relations American-Israeli relations financial claims against foreign countries court cases Anglo-American relations aircraft crashes Anglo-Israeli relations Bulgarian-Israeli relations Shooting down of El Al Flight 402 over Bulgaria Joyce Gutteridge
Collection ID
Israel Netherlands United Kingdom United States of America
Department Reference
Code NG file 1381 (papers 11 to 21)
Document Type
Correspondence Memoranda Reports
File Reference
FO 371/142960
Key Events
Shooting down of El Al Flight 402 over Bulgaria
Persons Discussed
Joyce Gutteridge
Published in
United Kingdom
Subject Countries
International Relations

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