NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 27, 1988
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(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.
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