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Fri Dec 21, 2018, 04:35 PM

On December 21, 1988 Pan Am Flight 103........................

Three decades after a terrorist bomb brought down Pan AM Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988, killing 270 people, a joint investigation spanning the Atlantic continues to seek Libyan conspirators involved in the plot.

A new FBI documentary revisits one of its longest-running investigations a joint effort by investigators here and in Scotland through the stories of those closest to the tragedy. That includes Glenn and Carole Johnson, the Hempfield couple who spent years lobbying for improved air security after their daughter Beth Ann died in the bombing.

Beth Ann Johnson, 21, then a student at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, and classmate Elyse Saraceni, 20, were returning from a semester in England when a bomb hidden in a cassette recorder exploded in Flight 103s cargo hold. The explosion killed all 259 passengers and crew members as well as 11 people on the ground in Lockerbie.

Army Maj. Charles McKee, 40, of Trafford, and University of Pittsburgh professor David J. Gould, 45, of Squirrel Hill, also died in the bombing that investigators consider the first terrorist attack on America.


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