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Pan Am Flight 103 was a regularly scheduled Pan Am transatlantic flight from Frankfurt to Detroit via London and New York. The aircraft operating the transatlantic leg of the route was destroyed by a bomb, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew – a disaster known as the Lockerbie bombing. Large sections of the aircraft crashed onto residential areas of Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 11 people on the ground.
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    • Essentials 

    • Aircraft 

    • Flight 

    • Explosion and collision timeline 

    • Victims 

    • Prior alerts 

    • Claims of responsibility 

    • Investigation 

    • Trial, appeals, and release 

    • Alleged motives 

    • Compensation 

    • Memorials and tributes 

    • Wreckage of the aircraft