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Message On The 25th Anniversary Of The Hijacking

September 5, 2011 marked the 25th anniversary of the tragic hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73.  The United States Government has not forgotten about this act of terrorism, about the loss and trauma suffered by the victims and their families, or about the need for those responsible to be brought to justice.  The U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other components of the U.S. Government have continued to seek any information that might help lead to the capture and prosecution of the individuals who sponsored and carried out the attack.

The four hijackers who are still at large and who have been charged in the District of Columbia remain on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List.  The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program continues to offer up to $5 million to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest or conviction of any of those individuals. 

We recognize that it is not unusual for anxiety and sadness to increase on the anniversary of a traumatic event.  Here is a link to a webpage of the American Psychological Association discussing this issue and suggesting some coping strategies: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/anniversary.aspx .  We also encourage you to contact Yvonne Bryant of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.  Yvonne has years of experience and training to help those who are dealing with traumatic events.  She can offer support, as well as a range of resources.

If you wish to contact the FBI case agent assigned to this matter, Special Agent Michael O’Callaghan, any of the prosecutors handling this matter, Jennifer Levy, Gregg Maisel or Robert Bowman, or victim-witness advocate Yvonne Bryant you may do so at USADC.PanAm73@usdoj.gov.

Updated February 24, 2015

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