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THE LOCKERBIE FILE.

1988, December 2, 1230am : Break-in near Pan Am desk at Heathrow discovered by security guard.

1988, December 21: Pan Am Flight 103 from Heathrow to New York destroyed shortly after 6.25pm take-off over Lockerbie killing all 259 passengers and crew and 11 residents in the town.

1991, November 14: The United States and Britain issue arrest warrants for two Libyans, Abdelbaset Ali Mohamet Al Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah. Libya denies involvement.

1999, March 19: Col Gaddafi announces the suspects will be handed over for trial at Camp Zeist, Holland, under Scottish law.

April 6: The two men are charged with conspiracy to murder, murder and a contravention of the Aviation Security Act 1982.

2000, February 2: The men deny all charges.

May 3: The trial opens at Camp Zeist.

November 20: The prosecution case is completed after its 227th witness gives evidence.

2001, January 31: Abdelbaset Ali Mohamet Al Megrahi is found guilty and jailed for a minimum of 20 years. Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah is acquitted.

24 August: Megrahi given official clearance to appeal against his conviction.
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