Memories of Lockerbie

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Memories of Lockerbie

Post  Freedom on Wed 21 Dec 2016, 9:13 am

Were any of our Scottish members near Lockerbie?

Today is the 28th anniversary of the disaster and it was a Wednesday too. I remember that I'd just watched a film on TV about the singer Patsy Cline - which ended with her death in a plane crash - when a news report came in about a plane thought to have crashed onto a petrol station.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_103
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Re: Memories of Lockerbie

Post  Andrew on Wed 21 Dec 2016, 9:30 am

I don't remember a great deal about it.

Here's an alternative Wiki link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_103_conspiracy_theories
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Post  chirpyinsect on Wed 21 Dec 2016, 11:06 am

Not near myself but a lorry driver friend of ours had just driven down the M74 at Lockerbie 30 minutes before the crash.
It was also the 40th birthday of our best man and I had just phoned to wish him well then it came on the 9pm news.

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Post  Freedom on Wed 21 Dec 2016, 12:18 pm

Many tragic stories of course but the one about the young lad who by chance was at a neighbour's house and so survived while his parents and sister were killed, has remained in my mind.

There was also an older brother who apparently had been kicked out of the family home so he had to live with never having patched up whatever the problem was. He didn't get his life back on track and died young of a drugs overdose.

P.S. I've only now learned that the other brother died tragically young too.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1371726/Lockerbie-orphan-hit-by-train-had-drunk-14-pints.html
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