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Victims of El Al Flight 402 Crash on July 27, 1955

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  • Leon Eliezer Tisser (1922 - 1955)
    References " Tayeset ha-mavet shel 4XAKC " [4XAKC: The Flight of Death]. Ha-ʿolam ha-zeh . 18 (929). 4 August 1955. pp. 8–9, 13.
  • Yvonne Papo (b. - 1955)
  • Rhoda Valerie Marks (1925 - 1955)
    Rhoda Valerie Marks was born in Johannesburg and went to Jeppe Girls School and Witwatersrand University, where she qualified as a physiotherapist. She had taken long leave from her work and was on a f...
  • Golda Potasznik (1911 - 1955)
    Lola Potashnik, of Brussels, was a passenger on El Al Flight 402, which was shot down by two Bulgarian MiG-15 jet fighters and crashed near Petrich, Bulgaria, killing all passengers and crew aboard. Sh...
  • Isaac Salzmann (aft.1892 - 1955)

El Al Flight 402 was an international passenger flight from London to Tel Aviv via Vienna and Istanbul. On 27 July 1955, the flight, operated by a Lockheed Constellation registered as 4X-AKC, strayed into then-Communist Bulgarian airspace and was attacked by two Bulgarian MiG-15 jet fighters, crashing near Petrich. All 7 crew and 51 passengers on board the airliner were killed.

A memorial was erected at the Kiryat Shaul Cemetery in Tel Aviv, where the victims were laid to rest. A moshav in the Lakhish region, Nir Ḥen, was named in their memory (ח״ן is 58 in Hebrew numerals).