× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Scotland / Pan Am Plane Crash / Investigation #560429

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 27, 1988
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Admin. official reported indicating to reporter Fred Francis that suitcase found amid wreckage of Pan Am crash in Lockerbie, Scotland, contained evidence of bomb explosion. Search for bodies and wreckage noted continuing in Scotland; details given, scenes shown. Bodies of identified Americans reported transported to United States for burial. Victims' families noted preparing to sue airline. Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) Families noted retaining attys. Melvin Belli, Stanley Chesley and Lee Kreindler. [KREINDLER - comments.] [Attorney F. Lee BAILEY - comments on bomb threat.] International law discussed. Families of those killed in 1972 Israeli airport bombing noted collecting higher damages. Lawsuits noted pending with regard to 1985 hijacking of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) jetliner in Beirut, Lebanon. [Aviation attorney John TIGERT - says Pan Am's security is outstanding.] Pan Am noted already offering to settle out of court with several families.

Reporter(s):
Chung, Connie;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
00:03:00

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.