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article imageLockerbie bomb plane returns to Scotland

By Amanda Payne     Apr 25, 2013 in Crime
Lockerbie - Parts of Pan Am 103, which was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988 have been returned to Scotland nearly 25 years after the disaster.
The remnants of the Boeing 747, destroyed in a terrorist attack in which 270 died, has been stored in a hangar in Farnborough, Hampshire while investigations have continued.
Families of the victims, 259 of whom were on the plane and a further 11 who were killed on the ground have been informed by the Crown office that the reconstructed fuselage which had been stored at the air Accident Investigation Branch has been moved to a secure location in the Dumfries area of Scotland.The BBC reports that the Crown office said "that as the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing remained live, it would not comment further on the relocation of the wreckage from Farnborough to Scotland."
There was outrage in Scotland and across the world when the only person to be convicted of the crime, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi from Libya, was released on compassionate grounds suffering from prostate cancer in 2009. He returned to a hero's welcome in Libya and died in 2012 still insisting that he was innocent of the crime.
Investigators have repeatedly travelled to Libya over the years to try and establish who else was involved in the terrorist atrocity. The Scotsman reports that "Senior officials from Crown Office, Dumfries and Galloway Police and the FBI visited Tripoli in February (2013) for a series of meetings with Libyan government ministers to discuss the case."
The doomed flight was travelling from London to New York when it exploded 38 minutes after take off over the small town of Lockerbie killing everyone on board. As debris crashed to the ground , scattering over a huge area, a further 11 people were killed on the ground.
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