ATHENS (Jul. 31)
Evidence gathered by the three-man Israel investigating commission which was allowed to enter Bulgaria points to the fact that the EI AI Constellation which was crashed in Bulgaria Wednesday was shot down by two Bulgarian jet planes, not by anti-aircraft batteries as the Bulgarian Government stated last week.
This statement was made here today by Joel Palgi, of the EI AI line, who headed the three-man group which was not allowed to remain at the site of the crash for more than six hours. Mr. Palgi and Capt. Zvi Tohar of the Israel Air Force and M. Laufer of the Israel Minstry of Communications, returned here today from Bulgaria.