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Pan Am Flight 103 went down on the 21st of December in 1988. A bomb destroyed the Boeing 747 above the city of Lockerbie in Scotland. The 243 passengers, 16 crew members and 11 inhabitants of Lockerbie died this day.

The Lockerbie bombing, with 180 American citizen victims, was the deadliest attack against the US until the 9/11 hijackings. It is generally regarded as a retaliatory strike for the downing of an Iranian Air Airbus A300 earlier in the year. Iran Air Flight 655 went down after being hit by a guided missile fired by the USS Vincennes, killing 290 people, with 66 of them being children. A link can be found below.

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Q: What year was the Lockerbie disaster?
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What did the ambulances do at the Lockerbie disaster?

Ambulances, (as well as fire crews and other first responders) were called in during the Lockerbie disaster to treat injured townspeople. There was no hope for the passengers and crew of Pan Am Flight 103, which came apart at about 31,000 feet, and particularly as the last 19,000 feet of the descent were vertical. Eleven Lockerbie residents were killed when pieces of the Boeing 747 fell on and around Lockerbie, Scotland.

How many people died in the Lockerbie disaster?

There were 243 passengers and 16 crew aboard the Boeing 747, and 11 people on the ground died when the plane fell on Lockerbie. There were 290 fatalities that day. A link can be found below.

What Year did Pan American airlines go out of business?

It went out of business in 1991 after filing for bankruptcy. After the Lockerbie disaster of 1988, Pan Am went into a steep decline, eventually leading to filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

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The population of Lockerbie is 4,009.

When was Lockerbie Revisited created?

Lockerbie Revisited was created in 2009.

What was the Pan Am Flight 103 disaster?

The Pan Am Flight 103 disaster was the destruction of a Boeing 747 in flight over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December of 1988. A bomb on board caused critical damage to the forward end of the aircraft, and the front section (including the flight deck and first class compartment) tore away from the rest of the fuselage. The 247 passengers, 12 crew members and 11 townspeople of Lockerbie were killed in the disaster. A link can be found below.

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The duration of Lockerbie Revisited is 3000.0 seconds.

What has the author Emma Chidinma Okechukwu written?

Emma Chidinma Okechukwu has written: 'The Lockerbie Disaster - competing jurisdiction of states, the International Court of Justice and the Security Council'

When was Lockerbie railway station created?

Lockerbie railway station was created in 1847.

When was Gary Lockerbie born?

Gary Lockerbie was born on 1982-11-15.

When did Beth Lockerbie die?

Beth Lockerbie died on September 21, 1968, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

When was Another Year of Disaster created?

Another Year of Disaster was created in 2011.