Pan Am Flight 103 


The Dryfesdale Lodge Visitor Centre along with the Garden of Remembrance is dedicated to the lives lost due to the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie. 

On December 21, 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 departed from London's Heathrow Airport with a destination of New York's John F. Kennedy Airport. Less than 40 minutes into the flight a bomb exploded on board killing all 259 passengers as well as 11 people on the ground. 

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The tragedy that was the loss of life due to Pan Am Flight 103 inspired many families and loved ones to advocate for changes in aviation security and policy, victim family support, and seek justice for this attack. Organizations such as the Pan Am Group help work towards these goals and still today are working to ensure that justice is brought and things like this don't happen to other people and families. 

For more information about Pan Am Flight 103, please visit our resources page or check out some of our blog posts. To learn more about the victims, visit our victim's page.