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U.S. Investigators Attribute Fire on Plane in Israel to Sabotage

The U.S. Embassy reported today that an American inquiry team investigating the destruction by fire last week of a U.S. Air Force Dakota at Lydda airport said that the craft was “forcibly entered prior to the fire by person or persons unknown and the door hasp and lock were broken off.”

Other findings indicates that the fire was of severe intensity, although there were no inflammables in the plane other than the fuel supply, which was not ignited. The inquiry is continuing.