Date: July 27, 1955
Time: c 07:40
Location: Near Petrich, Bulgaria
Operator: El Al
Flight #: 402/46
Route: Wien - Tel Aviv
AC Type: Lockheed 049 Constellation
Registration: 4X-AKC
cn / ln: 1968
Aboard: 58   (passengers:51  crew:7)
Fatalities: 58   (passengers:51  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: On 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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