A recent BBC story provides details about some of the passengers lost in Tuesday’s crash of Ukraine Flight PS752. Much like Iranian Air Flight 655 in 1988 and Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, it appears that Flight 752 fell victim to a missile strike. Our thoughts are with those grieving the passengers on the…Details
Reviewing a recent performance of Deborah Brevoort’s play, Women of Lockerbie, critic Matthew Palm writes: There’s a lovely sense of place in “The Women of Lockerbie,” the latest play at Rollins College’s Annie Russell Theatre. You can sense it in the way the characters talk about the Scottish village. His full review is available here.Details
This year’s Remembrance Scholars are releasing a series of videos honoring the Syracuse students last on Pan Am 103 and paying homage to Remembrance Scholars in past years. Maddie Buckley, the 2017 Remembrance Scholar representing Karen, recorded the following video: The videos are posted on the group’s Facebook page.Details
Alicia and I became close friends in the second half of my sophomore year. A theater major from Madrid, Alicia was brilliant, talented, worldly, and sophisticated. I felt more intelligent just for being around her and relished the hours we spent together lost in conversation in her room in Lourdes Hall. Our discussions covered everything…Details
Our thoughts are for those lost aboard Flight FZ981 and for their families and friends.
U.S. sources indicate that a bomb may have brought down Metrojet Flight 9268, though it’s much too early to confirm this theory. As we await the results of the investigation, our thoughts go out to the families and friends of the 224 passengers and crew lost this past Saturday.Details
From the BBC: Scottish prosecutors want to interview two Libyans they have identified as new suspects over the Lockerbie bombing. They believe the two suspects were involved, along with Abdelbaset al-Megrahi – the only person to have been convicted of the 1988 atrocity. The rest of the story is here: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-34543983Details
Our thoughts are with the families of those lost aboard Germanwings Flight 9525.
Our thoughts are with the families of those lost on Malaysia Airlines MH17 today. Thoughts: July 19. Many of the images from the tragic downing of MH17 bear a disconcerting similarity to those of Pan Am 103 from so many years ago. Once again, an airliner disintegrated in midair; once again, hundreds of innocents became…Details
I’ve often commented on the sense that I was drawn or pulled into a larger story. I found myself intertwined in the narrative surrounding Pan Am 103 on the evening of the bombing in 1988. It hit too close to home, literally and figuratively, for me to ignore. By the same token, I’m also aware…Details