"ITV NEWS / BORDER - LOCKERBIE SPECIAL"
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For the 30th anniversary of
the Lockerbie bombing - a sensitive approach was taken
by ITV to produce a programme which didn't just look
back but importantly, for the town, forward.
To respect the locals and not
just recap the horrors of the night - the unique story
of Victoria Cummock was told instead.
ITV News presenter Fiona
Armstrong (who covered the event at the time for the
channel) met with Victoria. Her husband, John Cummock,
was found seated at the front of the airplane in the
nose cone which fell in a field opposite Tundergarth
Church - the iconic image which most of us will remember
of the terrorist attack.
The programme highlights how
Victoria became a champion of air safety and worked with
various US administrations and congress to change the
way airlines operate in regards to air safety and how
the families of the victims of terrorist attacks in the
U.S. are treated.
Like many of the families
involved she received a substantial settlement from
Gaddafi's government, we also learn how Victoria is
using these funds to give a new future to the town,
where her husband is now buried just yards from where he
fell on the 21st of December 1988.
This programme has been
submitted by the channel for an RTS Scotland award.