Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pan Am Flight 103

Nobody should ever forget that terrible day.  Just to refresh your memory, in case you still think Islamic terrorism is just a myth and that we're all racists:

"The Lockerbie bombing in 1988 killed more people than any other terrorist act over UK soil.
An explosive which was smuggled into the plane's luggage compartment exploded in mid-air, tearing a hole in the fuselage and sending the plane plummeting towards the ground.
When it landed, all 243 passengers, 16 crew members and 11 people on the ground in Lockerbie were killed.
The 103 Pan Am flight had originated in Frankfurt, and passengers switched planes at London Heathrow from a Boeing 272 plane to a 747.
The plane had been airborne for a little less than an hour when it lost contact with ground control.
Minutes later another aircraft sent in a report of flames on the ground above Lockerbie. The impact of falling sections of the plane destroyed several houses.
There were no survivors."

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