This Day in Jewish History 58 Dead After El Al Plane Shot Down Over Bulgaria

Lockheed Constellation plane had erroneously strayed into the Eastern European state and was gunned down by two Bulgarian air force fighter jets.

On July 27, 1955, an El Al plane carrying 51 passengers and seven crew was shot down by two fighter jets belonging to the Bulgarian air force, after it had gone off course and strayed across the border into western Bulgaria. Everyone on board was killed.