Airplane Crash - Near Petrich, Bulgaria 07/27/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Petrich, Bulgaria


Date07/27/1955
Time07:40
LocationNear Petrich, Bulgaria
OperatorEl Al
Flight #402/46
RouteWien - Tel Aviv
TypeLockheed 049 Constellation
Registration4X-AKC
Cn/In1968
Aboard58
Fatalities58
Ground0
SummaryOn a flight from London, England to Tel Aviv, the aircraft drifted over Bulgarian airspace and was shot down by Bulgarian jet fighters. A navigational error that probably originated with an incorrect radio compass indication due to the effects of thunderstorm activity in the area.

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