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El Al Gets First Turboprop Bristol Britannia Passenger Plane

E1 A1, the Israel national airline, took delivery today on the first of a new fleet of Briston Britannias, huge British-built turboprop passenger planes which will be the backbone of the line’s expansion program. Two more are due for delivery by October.

The first plane, No. 310, piloted by Capt, Tom Jones of E1 A1, landed at Lydda seven hours and ten minutes after it took to the air near Bristol. The new airliner was greeted at Lydda by E1 A1 officials and a party of Israel Air Force officers, led by their commander, Col. Dan Tolkowski.