Pan AM 103, 1988

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Pan AM 103, 1988

Pan AM 103December 21 1988

Motive/Psychological Profile


Death Toll/Damage

All 243 passengers and 16 crew members were killed and 15 people on the ground [2]

The Pan Am 103 bombing was in retaliation to the bombing of Libya's capital Tripoli and the Libyan city of Benghazi in 1986. In 1988, the USS vincennos shot down an Iranian passenger jet, killing all 243 passengers, and 16 crew members on board and 15 others on the ground.[1]

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Pan Am tranatlantic flight from London Heathrow Airport to John F Kennedy International Airport in Queens, NY [2]

A man was found walking his dog about 80 miles from Lockerbie. They found traces of the bomber in his t-shirt. they found out that Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahl and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimeh. They were both tried, Megrahl was found guitly and Fhimeh was acquitted.[1]

The bomb was made out of Semtex ans was activated by a timer. The bomb was hidden in a toshiba radio-cassette player which was inside a browm samsonite suitcase.

Picture of the Pan Am Flight 103 plane before the bombing incident.

Picture of the Samtex hidden in the radio-cassette player used in the bombing

Explosive Device Used

Picture of the Pan Am 103 airplane after the crash.

Picture of Al Amin Khalifa Fhimeh (right) and Abdel Ali Mohammed al-Megrahl (left).

1. What type of bomb was used in the Pan Am 103 bombing?2. How many people were killed as a cause of the plane crash?3.When did the Pan Am bombing occur?



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