The Lockerbie Plane Bombing — Letter Sent to Teacher in 1988

  • Flight 103 refers to a Pan American (Boeing-made 747) that on December 21, 1988 and while flying over Lockerbie, Scotland en route from London to New York was destroyed by a bomb, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew.
  • Large sections of the aircraft crashed onto residential areas of Lockerbie, killing 11 people on the ground.
  • With a total of 270 people killed, it is the deadliest terror attack in the history of the United Kingdom.
  • More U.S. civilians died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, than in any other terrorist attack except 9/11.
  • Flight 103 Bombing is also sometimes referred to as the Lockerbie Bombing.


Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Pan Am Flight 103.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 14 Dec. 2018.


I declare that this work is my own work and that I have correctly acknowledged the work of others. This work is in accordance with SMHS Academic Honesty Policy and its guidance on good academic conduct and how to avoid plagiarism and other assessment irregularities.

  • Meghan Wong



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Peter Paccone

Peter Paccone


High school APUSH teacher with much in-class and online teaching experience. Also a blogger, keynote speaker, editor, podcast host, and conference presenter.