On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York exploded at 31,000 feet over Lockerbie in southern Scotland, killing all 259 on board and eleven people on the ground. The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch concluded that the crash was the result of "the detonation of an improvised explosive device located in a baggage container".

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BBC News - Lockerbie Trial
Extended coverage, including news and commentary, background, audio, video and web resources.
Global Policy Forum - Libya
Information includes UN Resolutions, sanctions against Libya, the trial and handover. Includes links to related documents.
Guardian Special Reporet: Lockerbie plane bombing
Ongoing coverage about Pan Am flight 103, the trial, the verdict and the aftermath. Includes news, analysis, commentary and background materials with official documents and links.
Lockerbie...In Search of the Truth
Site of Dr. Jim Swire, the spokesman for the British relatives of Pan Am 103. Traces the history of Lockerbie from the moments following the disaster through to the conclusion of the appeal.
Time Europe - The Lockerbie Tragedy
Photo essay on the bombing and its aftermath, created as the trial of two bombing suspects draws to a close.
Why Lockerbie?
A comprehensive look into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and the consequences the bombing has had on the people involved.
Wikipedia: Pan Am Flight 103
Information about the flight, explosion, victims and subsequent investigation.
New York Times: Scottish Panel Challenges Lockerbie Conviction
Article about a judicial review body's ruling that a former Libyan intelligence official jailed for the bombing might have been wrongfully convicted. (June 29, 2007)
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