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 reasons that Britain proposed to withdraw its proceedings in the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.), but not drop the claim, following the court's rejection of jurisdiction in the Israeli case against Bulgaria; the continuation of the American I.C.J. claim against Bulgaria; an Israeli request to use British documentation to defend El Al in court action taken by victims' families; and the resumption of direct Anglo-Bulgarian negotiations to discuss settling the British claims. Documents in the file include an American aide memoire giving reasons why the State Department believed that Britain should not withdraw its case before the I.C.J.; the notification of termination of the British case; and correspondence with solicitors and executors representing some British victims' families about their options for settlement payments following the withdrawal of the I.C.J. case.
south africa united kingdom insurance bulgaria international law united states of america canada united nations civil aviation aircraft compensation international relations israel law netherlands news agencies peace treaties treaties air safety international court of justice the times Anglo-Bulgarian relations American-Bulgarian relations The Daily Telegraph British press financial claims against foreign countries Thomas Brimelow court cases Anglo-American relations aircraft crashes Anglo-Canadian relations Shooting down of El Al Flight 402 over Bulgaria Joyce Gutteridge
Collection ID
Article(s) from Daily Telegraph © Thompson Reuters.; Article(s) from The Times © Thompson Reuters. Article(s) from Daily Telegraph © Thompson Reuters. Article(s) from The Times © Thompson Reuters.
Canada Israel Netherlands South Africa United Kingdom United States of America
Department Reference
Code NG file 1381 (papers 31 to 44)
Document Type
Correspondence Memoranda Reports Legal and Treaty Material
File Reference
FO 371/142962
Key Events
Shooting down of El Al Flight 402 over Bulgaria
Persons Discussed
Joyce Gutteridge Thomas Brimelow
Published in
United Kingdom
Subject Countries
International Relations

Related Topics