Incident Update - 20 August 2009: The one arrested terrorist in this bombing developed terminal prostate cancer and was released by Scotland and sent back to Libya where he was greeted as a hero. A back-room deal involving oil was rumoured to be the real reason for his release.
Plane cleared to taxi on the runway at: 18:04 GMT
Oceanic clearance given at 19:02:44
Flight PA 103 departed the London-Heathrow runway 27R, levelled off, & Oceanic Clearance was given. An explosion occurred in the forward cargo hold at position 41.
Part of the cabin floor and baggage fell atop houses at Rosebank Terrace in Lockerbie. The main wing structure fell onto Sherwood Crescent causing a massive fire.
A Semtex bomb had been hidden in a "radio-casette player" that was transferred to PA 103 from an earlier 727 PanAm flight which had arrived from Frankfurt, Germany.
November 13, 1991: a murder Indictment was brought against:
Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi; a Libyan intelligence officer & head of security for the Libyan Arab Airlines
Lamin Kharlifah Fhimah ... LAA station manager at Luqa Airport in Malta.
April 5, 1999: Libyan President Muammar al-Gaddafi handed over the accused.
January 31, 2001, Megrahi was convicted of murder by a panel of 3 Scottish Judges and sentenced to 27 years in prison. Fhimah was acquitted.
20 August 2009: Megrahi was released by Scottish Judges & sent home to a "hero's welcome" to Libya. He had served roughly 14 days of incarceration for each of the PanAm #103 Dead.
GMT ~ 19:02:50 AT 31,000 FEET
Broke apart within 3 seconds
Fell 6 miles in 46.5 seconds
GMT ~ 19:03:36: Wings of the Plane hit Sherwood Crescent, Lockerbie, Scotland.
Lockerbie, Scotland: 3º W 21'21" / 55º N 07' 13"
#13 Sherwood Crescent: 3º W 21' 30" / 55º N 06' 57"
From the Bottom of the Crash Site
View from the air of PAN AM 103 Crash Site
- C H A R T S -
Click Image to Enlarge Radix Event Chart
The Angles for this chart indicate the following:
Great Destruction & Problems with Jet Airplanes
A Political Crisis or "Challenge" & To Fall From the Sky
Fiery Blow-Ups" & Plane Crashes; Fiery Crashes that Fall out of the Sky
Emergency Alerts, To already be on the lookout for something, To Find the Dead
Click Image to Enlarge Intel Letter warning the FAA of a PAN AM aircraft in danger