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Scotland / Pan Am Plane Crash / Plastique #560348

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 22, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Tight security measures at airports in Frankfurt, West Germany, and London, England, reviewed.

(Studio: Brian Ross) Terrorist bomb technology featured; details given of conviction of ex-CIA agent Edwin Wilson for smuggling of plastique to Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi in 1977; scenes shown of explosive power of C4 plastique. [Terrorism expert Les COLEMAN - says Kadhafi may be sole supplier of this kind of explosive.] Exs. of use of C4 in airline explosions reviewed; scenes shown. [Explosives expert Dr. David FINE - explains power and undetectability of C4.] Issue of extent of Pan Am's security against such explosive devices noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Ross, Brian

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