Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, December 21, 2018

Thirty Years On

On December 21, 1988, a bomb hidden in a cassette player inside a suitcase exploded in a baggage compartment of Pan Am Flight 103, enroute for New York (JFK) from London. The flight was supposed to be out over the Atlantic, but rerouting took it to the north. It blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland. The airplane, a 747, crashed. All 259 people on board were killed. 11 residents of Lockerbie were killed in explosions and fire from falling debris.

Libya paid nearly $3 billion in compensation for the bombing.

1 comment:

CenterPuke88 said...

Happened just after I started as a Controller, and started the decline and fall of Pan Am. Since I was training at the end of the big hiring push, I missed the chance to talk to any "Clipper" callsign flights. The name is now owned by some railways in the NE.