Remembering the Lockerbie Bombing Victims 30 Years Later

Memorial services are being held in Scotland and the United States.

People gather to pay their respects at the commemoration service in the Memorial Garden at Dryfesdale Cemetery to mark the 30th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland. (Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Services to remember the 270 people who died when a Pan Am passenger plane exploded over the town of Lockerbie 30 years ago are being held on Friday.

Those who died from both the on-board explosion and subsequent crash on the ground below in the town are being memorialized in both Scotland and the U.S., according to ABC News.

A bomb-like device was placed on the flight by Libyan intelligence officer Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi — who was later convicted of the crime. The explosive caused the eruption that tore through the plane on Dec. 21, 1988, as it journeyed from London’s Heathrow Airport to New York.

Al-Megrahi died of cancer nearly three years after he was released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds in 2009, ABC reported.

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