Lockerbie

Scott Willis / WAER News

Twenty-nine years ago, Central New Yorkers were struggling to come to grips with the news that Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland, killing 35 Syracuse University students.  SU continued a tradition Thursday of holding an annual remembrance service and ceremony at 2:03 p.m., the time the plane and all 270 people on board were lost.

"On that day, it seemed the future was stolen.  Here at Syracuse University, we lost a generation.  Thirty-five young lives taken.  Taken before their potential and possibility could be realized."

SU Pan Am Flight 103 Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives

Believe it or not, on Saturday, it will be exactly 25 years since the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 that took the lives of 270 people, including 35 Syracuse University students.  To mark the anniversary of the tragedy, an S-U employee decided to finally make her long-awaited trip all the way to Lockerbie, Scotland. The town lost 11 of its own residents in the tragedy. WAER’s Pete Sweeney reports.