A jury Thursday awarded more than $2 million in damages to the parents of a college student killed in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
The verdict, in U.S. District Court in Uniondale, L.I., was the second in a trial since courts decided three years ago that Pan American Airways was liable for damages on the grounds that its security procedures had failed to prevent a suitcase containing the bomb from being placed on the flight.
The 10 jurors awarded $2,666,318 to John and Florence Bissett of Hartsdale, whose son, Kenneth, 21, was killed in the bombing.
Judge Joanna Seybert told the jury that Pan Am and Alert Management Systems, its security firm, were liable for damages for "willful misconduct."
Last week about 40 other Lockerbie cases -- mostly involving students who were studying in London -- were settled as a group for $575,000 in damages.
In April, one of the largest financial awards to an individual in the history of airline disasters was made to the widow of one of the 270 people killed when the plane was blown up Dec. 21, 1988, while en route from London to New York.
The jury in the same court in Uniondale awarded $19 million to Faith Pescatore, widow of Michael Pescatore, an oil chemical company executive from Cleveland.
Sanctions were clamped on Libya in April 1992 for failing to hand over for trial in Britain or the United States two alleged Libyan intelligence agents accused of planting the bomb on the plane.