Rumors have circulated that BP winning the contract to work in Libya was tied to the release of Libyan national Abdel Baset Al Megrahi, one of the masterminds behind the bombing of Pan-Am Flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland
in 1988, killing almost 260 people.
London, Safar 18, 1435, Dec 21, 2013, SPA -- Ceremonies were being held in Britain and the United States Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
, in which 270 people were killed.
270: The number of innocent people killed when a bomb, believed to have been planted by Libyan terrorists, exploded aboard Pan American Airways Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
21, 1988 over Lockerbie, Scotland
, killed 270 people, including one Japanese.
December 21, 1988 PanAm Boeing 747 crashes in Lockerbie, Scotland
In the second quarter of 2006, the Companies will introduce a low-cost solution for "semi-hardened" blast mitigation ULD containers expected to vastly improve the chances of aircraft survival in the event of a mid-air explosion, as occurred over Lockerbie, Scotland
Megrahi was the only man convicted of 270 counts of murder for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
, on December 21, 1988, and was sentenced to life imprisonment.
WASHINGTON: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi held "a friendly meeting" this week with relatives of some victims of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
, he said in a CNN interview.
The Libyan citizen convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
, in 1988, killing 259 people on the plane and 11 on the ground was released on August 20 on compassionate grounds as doctors confirmed he was dying of prostate cancer.
Bush Monday called Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi to discuss the end of the "painful chapter" between the two countries that included the 1988 bombing of a PanAm flight over Lockerbie, Scotland
, the White House said Monday.
victims of the 1988 bombing of a Pan American flight over Lockerbie, Scotland
, and a Berlin nightclub bombing two years earlier.
The American passenger jet, travelling from London to New York, blew up in mid-air over Lockerbie, Scotland
, on December 21, 1988.