Wreckage from the jumbo jet blown up over Lockerbie has been returned to Scotland almost 25 years after the terrorist atrocity.
The torn fuselage of the Boeing 747 was transported to a hangar in Farnborough, Hampshire, in the aftermath of the 1988 bombing, where it has remained until now.
The hangar at the Air Accidents Investigation Branch unit is undergoing refurbishment and the decision was made to return the wreckage to Dumfriesshire. The move comes as police continue their investigation into the bombing of Pan Am 103, in which 270 people were killed.
Libyan intelligence officer Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted of the attack but since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011 British investigators have been working to establish if other individuals in Libya could be brought to trial.
A Crown Office spokesman said: “We can confirm wreckage has been returned to Scotland. As the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing remains live, it would not be appropriate to comment further.”