Twenty-five years this Saturday. December 21, 1988. A bomb blew up Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
You might be doing a short story about the anniversary, especially if any of those killed had ties to your area.
We, at Syracuse University, are profoundly aware of the impact of the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie. Thirty-six of our brightest and best — returning from a semester abroad — were on the plane. And having personally visited Lockerbie and stood before the memorial with the 270 names etched in stone — it’s an important date for me to remember. We have several events through the year to remind us of this law and the impact of terrorism on our world.
Here are some resources for coverage:
- List of services planned around the country and events listed by Lockerbie Academy, (the public school in Scotland)
- Victims of Pan Am 103 website including court documents and a timeline
- Archives from Pan Am 103 Lockerbie Air Disaster, including a video archive of family and friends talking about those who died and a facebook page with potential sources
- New York Times archive on Pan Am 103
- Wikipedia entry on Lockerbie Disaster