Pan Am Flight 103

October 29, 2017 - 10:21am
After a week of events honoring the 35 fallen Syracuse University students who died on the Pan Am Flight 103 attack, the 2017 Remembrance Scholars gathered in front of the Hall of Languages to reflect on the lives they have been honoring this week.

On October 27, 2017 at 2:03pm, the exact time Pan Am Flight 103 exploded, the annual Rose Laying Ceremony commenced at the Remembrance Wall in front of the Hall of Languages. This is the final event of Syracuse University's 2017 Remembrance Week.

October 27, 2017 - 12:45pm
Students had the chance to reflect on the lives lost in the Pan Am Flight 103 attack over Lockerbie, Scotland and on the Remembrance Week motto "Look back, act forward" at Syracuse University's open archives.

The Pan Am Flight 103 archives have opened their doors for another year as Syracuse University celebrates Remembrance Week and honors those whose lives were lost in the bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. The archives hold artifacts from the 35 SU students who died during the attack as well as items and information on all 270 victims of the flight that crashed on December 21, 1988.

October 29, 2016 - 11:52am
A week of events that began on Monday paid tribute to the 35 Syracuse University students killed on Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988.

Over two decades ago, an unthinkable tragedy struck the Syracuse University community: Pan Am flight 103, a flight carrying 35 SU students returning home for the holidays after a semester in London, never reached its destination. It crashed over a residential area of Scotland after a bomb exploded on-board on Dec. 21, 1988. Each year, SU hosts a Remembrance Week to honor the 270 lives that were lost.

October 11, 2013 - 10:25am
This year's Remembrance Scholars held a five-person panel in which scholars, professors and local reporters reflected on reporting of Pan Am Flight 103 Thursday night for a packed Watson Theater.

Photographers and reporters flashed cameras and stuck voice recorders in the faces of sobbing students at Hendricks Chapel. It was just hours after news broke 25 years ago that Pan Am flight 103 had exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 – including 35 students returning from SU's study abroad program. Members of the media were just beginning to descend on the campus.

October 8, 2013 - 12:19pm
This year marks the 25h anniversary of the Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 35 Syracuse University students.

The candlelight vigil held Monday night at Hendricks Chapel celebrated the lives of those 35 students that perished in the Pan Am Flight 103 terrorist attack over Lockerbie, Scotland, while on their way home from studying abroad. This year marks the 25th anniversary.

“These were 35 students that had a zest for life; that were passionate, motivated, accomplished, had dreams and hopes just like every one of us,” said Alexandra Curtis, Remembrance Scholar and Student Association President.

October 25, 2012 - 1:13pm
A documentary about the 1988 bombing that killed 35 SU students premiered Wednesday night as part of the annual Remembrance Week.

In the dark, the only light from a screen fell on pensive faces and teary eyes. Students gathered Wednesday at the Kittredge Auditorium in Huntington Beard Crouse Hall to memorialize a tragedy that happened 24 years ago.

October 25, 2012 - 8:03am
A documentary about the 1988 bombing that killed 35 SU students premiered Wednesday night as part of the annual Remembrance Week.

In the dark, the only light from a screen fell on pensive faces and teary eyes. Students gathered Wednesday at the Kittredge Auditorium in Huntington Beard Crouse Hall to memorialize a tragedy that happened 24 years ago.

October 23, 2012 - 10:12am
The event was one of several that will be held this week to honor the 35 Syracuse University students killed in the 1988 attack.

October 21, 2012 - 8:19pm
Several events will be held on campus this week to remember the 35 SU students killed in the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 attack.

This week, the Syracuse University community will participate in Remembrance Week. Many students have probably noticed the renovations on the Remembrance Wall in front of Hall of Languages have been completed.

But, what exactly is Remembrance Week?

On Dec. 21, 1988, 35 SU students returning home from study abroad programs were killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The plane held 270 passengers. The university started Remembrance Week to honor those students that died. 

March 28, 2011 - 9:35am
Three SU Remembrance Scholars spent spring break in Lockerbie, Scotland to see how Lockerbie residents remember the Pan Am Flight 103 tragedy.

From March 15-17, we took a trip to Lockerbie, Scotland, the crash site of Pan Am Flight 103.

At Syracuse, the Remembrance program focuses on what Pan Am Flight 103 means to SU most of the time, and sometimes forgets to take into account how the town of Lockerbie was affected by the tragedy, and how its memory affects the town today.