JERUSALEM (Dec. 19)
The Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Israel last week by Israel fighter planes committed a technical error when it failed to identify itself while passing an Israel control zone, United Nations experts said here today in comment on the incident.
Several Israel newspapers have criticized the government for releasing the Syrian plane before the Syrians returned five Israel soldiers kidnapped near the Israel-Syrian border. Gen. E.L.M. Burns, UN truce supervisor, has gone to Damascus to discuss the release of the Israel soldiers.