‘Flight 1103’ investigates the questionable crash of flight 1103 as it approached to land in Tripoli killing all of its 157 passengers and crew members on board. The incident came exactly four years after the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland.
The case was quickly closed after blaming the crash on a collision with a Libyan Air Force MiG-23. Families of the deceased claimed that Gaddafi buried the findings of an inquiry into the crash, while others argued that the plane was intentionally brought down to use this as propaganda against imposed sanctions from the Pan Am Flight 103
More than two decades after the tragic incident and following Gaddafi’s demise new information has come to light pushing the case to be re-opened. The film explores the new evidence and the lengths that Gaddafi’s regime went to in order to deceive the Libyan people on this incident.
‘Flight 1103’ was awarded the Royal Reel at the International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada in 2014
Executive producer: Murad Hanafi
Director: Mohammed Alsaedi