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Pan Am Boeing 747-100 Maid of the Seas N739PA

Pan Am Boeing 747-100 Clipper "Maid of the Seas" N739PA

Reader David C. sent me this photo of a Pan Am Boeing 747-100. He is in the process of digitizing his photo collection and came across this beautiful aircraft taken in August of 1984 in Rome. This is not just any Boeing 747-100, but Clipper “Maid of the Seas,” registration number N739PA. This aircraft was operating as flight 103 on December 21, 1988 from London to New York when a bomb went off killing all 243 passengers, 16 crew and 11 people on the ground. Due to crashing in Lockerbie, Scottland the incident has been referred to as the Lockerbie Bombing. The Clipper Maid of the Seas was only the 15th Boeing 747 built.

David C. wanted to share this photo as a dedication to all those that lost their lives that day.

Explore more:
* Washington Post story the day after the incident
* Photos of N739PA before the crash
* Garden of Remembrance to remember those that lost their lives
* More about the victims