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Scotland / Pan Am Plane Crash / Bombing Investigation #120603

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 1989
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(Lockerbie, Scotland: Barrie Dunsmore) Latest developments in investigation into bombing of Pan Am flight 103 that resulted in crash in Lockerbie, Scotland, reported; details given of conclusion that bomb originated in Frankfurt, West Germany,; scenes shown of pieces from crash. [Senior investigating ofr. detective chief superintendent John ORR - says explosive device was in radio cassette player.] Findings reported to focus attention on Pop. Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, led by Ahmed Jabril; details given of source report that Iran's revolutionary guard arranged bombing as revenge for shooting down of Iranian airliner by USS Vincennes in Persian Gulf. Guardians of Islamic Revolution reported sole group claiming responsibility for bombing.

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(Montreal, Canada: Jim Slade) Comments from participants in airport security conference in Montreal, Canada, in response to bombing findings reported [Federal Aviation Administration administration T. Allan McARTOR - calls for greater precautions in checking baggage.] [British transportation secretary Paul CHANNON - discusses options of banning radios.] Security costs and technology reviewed. [Secretary of Trans. Samuel SKINNER - says incrd. scrutiny, not high technology, is the answer.]

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Slade, Jim;
Koppel, Ted

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