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23 Years Ago Pan Am 103  
User currently offlinechootie From Germany, joined May 2007, 286 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2924 times:

Hello to all!!

Very sad at this time of the year, but it has been 23 years since terrorists blew up Pan Am flight 103
enroute from LHR-JFK over Lockerbie, Scottland killing all 243 passenger, 16crew, and 11 on the
Ground. A most frightful and aweful day. Let´s take time to think about those poor souls and their
loved ones who lost members as the "Maid of The Seas" was taken down.      


chootie
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User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

What a terrible tragedy. I remember what I was doing when I eared about this terrorist act.

A special think for the victims and their families...



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User currently offlinewarden145 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

Such a terrible tragedy...all I can say is, may those who died rest in peace, and may those perpetrated this rot in Hades...


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User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Switzerland, joined Dec 2009, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2845 times:
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The glory day of the 747 "Maid of The Seas"



After all these years sill the sad day to remember about the perish of the souls on board and ground of Lockerbie. May they Rest In Peace.

my condolences



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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13042 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

Indeed it was a terror attack that had large repercussions.

It contributed to the eventual end of Pan Am.
It led to changes to interline transfers of checked bags including removal of bags if the person with them did not follow on to the next flight they were to be on. It required another layer of security and more through inspections of checked bags, pretty much eliminating the ability to put a bomb in a checked bag, especially after a series of terror bombs in checked bags over the previous years, including on Air India flights.
There was one of the most through investigations of an air crash to that time, leading to the most likely participants in the act.
It showed the difficulty in achieving justice through traditional means in dealing with terrorists, including from political and economic conflicts.
It also led to the way too soon deaths of 100's including a number of college students and on the ground in the town of Lockerbie, one of the greatest losses on the ground of a terror or any other plane crash.

Like many, I heard about the attack on the radio and when I got home, locked on watching CNN for the rest of the night trying to find out more info as to what happened. I would, like many, follow the story over the next month.

I would note that many years ago (1993) I drove through the town on a quiet Sunday morning, not stopping but passing the places well known and connected to the terror attack of PA 103. Very eerie. A town best know for a type of cheese until then, became the place to be the site of one of the worst terror attack in modern history.


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7401 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

At that time I was working in the European HQ of a major American corporation. Roughly the staff in that office numbered around 100 and comprised a quarter Brits assigned from the UK subsidiary, a quarter other Europeans assigned from other European subsidiaries, a quarter local directly employed staff (such as secretaries and house management) and a quarter assignees from the American parent corporation.

Of those Americans I worked with I knew that just one was staying in the UK for Christmas. Both his and his wife's families were visiting from the US. I knew that all the other American ex-pats were flying home with their immediate families for Christmas and the New Year.

It was with great trepidation that I travelled into London the morning after the PA103 atrocity. But we were very lucky. It transpired that none of my colleagues nor any of their families were travelling on the "Maid of the Seas".

Of course that was no recompense for the families who lost loved ones at the worst possible time. Sadly most of the 243 murdered passengers were travelling home to join their wider families for the holidays. And the 16 crew and 11 killed on the ground were equally innocent. RIP.


User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Today there will be a memorial service here on the syracuse university campus at 2:03 pm EST

B727
Glenn


User currently offlinerichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

It sickens me that human beings could do this to other human beings...what an absolutely horrific way to die.

RIP to all the victims, those on board PA103 and those on the Sherwood Crescent in Lockerbie.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

To all here who have remembered that terrible day, thank you. As a former PAA flight attendant it was indeed awful to hear about the whole thing and then to know those on board was doubly bad. But again, I say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

User currently offlinePI767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Quoting richierich (Reply 7):
It sickens me that human beings could do this to other human beings...what an absolutely horrific way to die.

RIP to all the victims, those on board PA103 and those on the Sherwood Crescent in Lockerbie.

I think it sickens many more that the one person ever convicted of this horrible crime is now free and living like a celebrity in Libya.


User currently offlinecysafan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

RIP. At least Gaddafi is dead and yesterday the mood is further dampened when they shown Air Crash Investigation "Lockerbie" on Nat Geo HD in SIN on the same day when it crashed 23 years ago!  Wow!

User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Quoting PI767 (Reply 9):
I think it sickens many more that the one person ever convicted of this horrible crime is now free and living like a celebrity in Libya.

Latest pictures suggest he may be dead in the next few days. Definitely not living like a celebrity.At least we Scots can show a little compassion at times. But that's for another topic.



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