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Lockerbie Disaster - Loss of Pan Am 103, Pt 2

WARNING:  THIS VIDEO CLIP FEATURES STORIES OF WITNESSES WHO EXPERIENCED THE TRAGEDY OF LOSS AT LOCKERBIE, SCOTLAND.  SOME SECTIONS RELATE FINDINGS BY PEOPLE ON THE GROUND AS THEY SEARCHED THE WRECKAGE AND DEBRIS FIELD.  IT IS NOT EASY TO HEAR OR SEE.  PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

When Pan Am 103 exploded in the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland - on December 21, 1988 - the plane was carrying 259 people from twenty-one countries.  Thirty-five passengers were students from Syracuse University, returning home from studying abroad.

As pieces of the destroyed plane fell on the town of Lockerbie, eleven people died on the ground.  In one family, only a fifteen-year-old son survived.  Others lived to relate what happened when their homes were suddenly and explosively destroyed.  In all, 270 people died.

The loss of Flight 103 remains the UK's worst airline disaster.

Lockerbie Disaster - Loss of Pan Am 103, Part 1

 


Media Credits

Clip about the tragedy of Pan Am 103 is from the documentary, "It Happened in ... Lockerbie."  Online, courtesy Al Jazeera English Channel at YouTube.

 

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