Pan Am Flight 830

File photo of a prison cell. (credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

US To Release Terrorist Who Planted Airline Bomb From Federal Prison

Mohammed Rashed slipped a bomb beneath the jetliner seat cushion, set the timer and disembarked with his wife and child when the plane touched down in Tokyo. The device exploded as Pan Am Flight 830 continued on to Honolulu, killing a Japanese teenager in a 1982 attack that investigators linked to a terrorist organization known for making sophisticated bombs.

03/16/2013

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