As we approach the 30th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing, the BBC has posted an essay, with extensive images, detailing the tragedy as told through the experiences of Lockerbie’s residents.
Remembrance BY EMILY BRONTË Cold in the earth—and the deep snow piled above thee, Far, far removed, cold in the dreary grave! Have I forgot, my only Love, to love thee, Severed at last by Time’s all-severing wave? Now, when alone, do my thoughts no longer hover Over the mountains, on that northern shore, Resting…Details
Episode 047: Richard Marquise – Lockerbie Bombing of Flight 103
Tony Gauci, a key witness whose testimony linked Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi to the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, died on October 29. Critics of Gauci’s testimony characterized him as the prosecution’s “weakest link,” pointing to discrepancies in his testimony. Additionally, Gauci received a substantial payment for his participation in the inquiry (though the…Details
There are a number of memorials dedicated to Pan Am Flight in and around Lockerbie. Perhaps the most well-known are the Memorial Room at Tundergarth Church and the Garden of Remembrance and Lockerbie Air Disaster Memorial, which is located in Dryfesdale Cemetery near the Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors’ Centre located roughly a mile west of Lockerbie.…Details
The map below, a larger version of the map on the London, 1988 page, shows the locations of students’ flats, local pubs, and other sites frequented by the Syracuse students in the fall of 1988.
As is so often the case with epochal events, I can recall the precise details of the instant I learned of the bombing of Pan Am 103. The fading light of an uncharacteristically warm day gave no hint or portents of the tragedy unfolding over 3,000 miles away. I sat on our ghastly orange couch…Details
On Thursday, the SCCRC published its ruling on the case, reporting that it was “not in the interests of justice” to continue with a review of Megrahi’s conviction. The commission said it had not received defence papers from those appealing Megrahi’s conviction despite repeated requests over a 14-month period. It also reported more than a…Details
Magnus Linklater penned the following piece piece for October 20 edition of The Times (the article is behind a paywall, but is accessible on the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 Facebook page): It is time to extinguish the last embers of controversy that have heated the Lockerbie case for so long. For more than…Details
From the BBC: The Libyan government has confirmed the names of two men suspected of being involved in the Lockerbie bombing. US and Scottish prosecutors said they had asked Libya for permission to interview Mohammed Abouajela Masud and Abdullah al-Senussi. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-34546899 A spokesperson for Frank Mulholland, the Scottish lord advocate, issued this statement yesterday: “The…Details
From the BBC: Scottish prosecutors want to interview two Libyans they have identified as new suspects over the Lockerbie bombing. They believe the two suspects were involved, along with Abdelbaset al-Megrahi – the only person to have been convicted of the 1988 atrocity. The rest of the story is here: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-34543983Details
From the PBS website: “When filmmaker Ken Dornstein was 19 years old, his older brother David was one of 189 Americans killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Nearly three decades later, only one suspect, a Libyan man, was ever convicted of the terror plot, which killed 270 people in…Details