THE LOSS OF N739PA "CLIPPER MAID OF THE SEA" 

and where there is an imposing memorial..

and where there is an imposing memorial..


... listing all who were killed in the disaster.

Additionally, there is a church east of Lockerbie near the Hamlet of Tundergarth Mains, not far from where the cockpit section came to rest.    Families and friends have supplied photos, personal reminiscences and anecdotes of each of the victims, which have been collated into a volume and preserved in a churchyard chapel dedicated to those lost on Flight 103.

If you are in the area, this crash site is a Must Visit.
Be prepared for a very moving experience.

There is an adage that goes:
 One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter.
Consider:
This was not an accident.   This was the deliberate destruction of a perfectly serviceable aircraft and the termination of 270 innocent lives.   The perpetrators of this act, two Libyan nationals, were brought to trial in the Scottish Court convened in the neutral territory of the Netherlands.   An appeal, Case No: 1475/99 was overturned in 1999.   The original verdict of guilty for one of the perpetrators was upheld, the other was acquitted.

Looking back over the years since the crash, what benefit has this deed yielded for those involved?   None whatsoever for the casualties and their families, and certainly none for Pan American.    None for the perpetrators, none for their cause, none for the nation of Libya.   

Indeed, an abhorrent world has progressively hardened its collective resolve against airborne violence. 

  So which is it to be in this case, terrorist or freedom fighter?

... listing all who were killed in the disaster.

Additionally, there is a church east of Lockerbie near the Hamlet of Tundergarth Mains, not far from where the cockpit section came to rest. Families and friends have supplied photos, personal reminiscences and anecdotes of each of the victims, which have been collated into a volume and preserved in a churchyard chapel dedicated to those lost on Flight 103.

If you are in the area, this crash site is a Must Visit.
Be prepared for a very moving experience.

There is an adage that goes:
One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter.
Consider:
This was not an accident. This was the deliberate destruction of a perfectly serviceable aircraft and the termination of 270 innocent lives. The perpetrators of this act, two Libyan nationals, were brought to trial in the Scottish Court convened in the neutral territory of the Netherlands. An appeal, Case No: 1475/99 was overturned in 1999. The original verdict of guilty for one of the perpetrators was upheld, the other was acquitted.

Looking back over the years since the crash, what benefit has this deed yielded for those involved? None whatsoever for the casualties and their families, and certainly none for Pan American. None for the perpetrators, none for their cause, none for the nation of Libya.

Indeed, an abhorrent world has progressively hardened its collective resolve against airborne violence.

So which is it to be in this case, terrorist or freedom fighter?




You choose!

I am grateful to Martin Oertle and to Airliners.net for permission to use the image of Clipper Maid of the Seas taxiing at Frankfurt in July 1986.
A link to Airliners.net can be found on the ADF-Serials Links page.
If you can help us identify the unknown photographers of the images above, we would be very pleased to acknowledge them.

You choose!

I am grateful to Martin Oertle and to Airliners.net for permission to use the image of Clipper Maid of the Seas taxiing at Frankfurt in July 1986.
A link to Airliners.net can be found on the ADF-Serials Links page.
If you can help us identify the unknown photographers of the images above, we would be very pleased to acknowledge them.

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