[This is the heading over an item posted yesterday on the blog The View from Falling Downs. I have no idea whether the assertion contained in it is correct and no source is cited. It reads as follows:]
The Pan Am 103 that went down over Lockerbie Scotland has always been a bit of a mystery.
It was pinned on a Libyan security guy who was supposedly in the employ of the ever-evil Gaddafi. Gaddafi wrote a big fat cheque to compensate the virtuous nations for his bad, at which point he thought he was free and clear to assume a business as usual mode with his new-found "friends" in the west.
We know how that turned out.
But what I didn't know was that the actual Lockerbie wreckage met a hasty end in the blast furnaces at one of the nickel mines in Sudbury.
There has long been theorizing about Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's culpability in the Pan Am 103 disaster, with a strong case being made that Libya may not have been the guilty party at all.
So the fact that the Pan Am 103 wreckage, just like the 9/11 wreckage, is no longer available for independent perusal, shouldn't come as a complete surprise.
[RB: Yesterday at Swansea University, neither of the examiners had any hesitation following the oral examination about recommending that the candidate should be awarded the degree of PhD for his Lockerbie-related thesis. I hope to be in a position to give further details about the thesis in the not too far distant future.]