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Revisiting the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 Lockerbie bombing

The Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on Dec. 21, 1988, shocked the world. The bombing killed all 243 passengers and 16 crew members, and another 11 people on the ground when large sections of the plane crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland.

Then-Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi eventually handed over two men for trial. In 2001, Libyan intelligence officer Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was jailed for the bombing. He was the only person to be convicted for the attack. He was released by the Scottish government in 2009 after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. He died in May 2012.

Among those killed in the bombing were 35 Syracuse University students and two students from SUNY Oswego College, including Colleen Brunner of Hamburg.

Twenty-five years after the attack, here is a look back at the bombing with stories from our archives. Check out Friday's Buffalo News for a new story from Staff Reporter Dan Herbeck.

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