Terror In the Night: The Crash of Pan Am Flight 103

The prospect of sabotage hangs like a pall over the crash of Pan Am Flight 103

To: ALL EMBASSY EMPLOYEES

Subject: THREAT TO CIVIL AVIATION

POST HAS BEEN NOTIFIED BY THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION THAT ON DECEMBER 5, 1988, AN UNIDENTIFIED INDIVIDUAL TELEPHONED A U.S. DIPLOMATIC FACILITY IN EUROPE AND STATED THAT SOMETIME WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS THERE WOULD BE A BOMBING ATTEMPT AGAINST A PAN AMERICAN AIRCRAFT FLYING FROM FRANKFURT TO THE UNITED STATES.

-- From a memo posted two weeks ago at the U.S. embassy in Moscow, based on an advisory sent to American diplomatic missions in Europe and the Middle East.

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