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Israelis Among 131 Passengers on Boac London-australia Jet That Crashed

April 9, 1968
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A BOAC Boeing 707 jet enroute to Tel Aviv and Australia with an undisclosed number of Israelis among its 131 passengers, crashed in flames at London Airport today. An airline spokesman said there were over 100 survivors but no list of casualties was released pending notification of next of kin.

Rumored to be among the surviving but injured passengers was Katriel Katz, former Israeli Ambassador to Russia and Poland, who is now chairman of the Yad Vashem, the memorial and documentary center on the Nazi holocaust in Jerusalem. Mr. Katz at one time served as Israel Consul General in New York. Last night he addressed a 25th anniversary commemoration of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising which marked the closing session of the British Zionist Federation conference here.

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