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Breaking news then: The Lockerbie bombing

Image of the crashed cockpit of Pan Am 103

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Twenty-three years ago today, a bomb destroyed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and killed 243 passengers, 16 crew members and 11 people on the ground.

I was four at the time.

I don’t remember anything about the bombing, though I’m sure I saw at least some TV coverage. Morgan Palmer has collected a handful of breaking news clips from the time that show what parts of the world first saw when they learned of the crash. Also included is a clip from KIRO 7, with some of the first images of the crash site.

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