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Colleen Brunner, Lynne Hartunian, and Pan Am Flight 103

About The Guide

On December 21, 1988 Pan American Flight 103 flying from London to New York was the target of a terrorist attack. The aircraft was loaded with an explosive device and detonated less than 40 minutes into the flight over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland. In total 270 people were killed in this attack- 243 passengers, 16 crew members, and 11 bystanders on the ground. Two of the passengers aboard Pan Am Flight 103 were SUNY Oswego students Colleen Brunner and Lynne Hartunian, both traveling together after completing a semester abroad in London.

 

This guide has been put together for the SUNY Oswego community to remember Colleen and Lynne, learn about Pan Am Flight 103, and provide an introduction to materials located in the Colleen Brunner, Lynne Hartunian Collection (51/1/242) in Archives and Special Collections at Penfield Library.

 

Information for this guide was mainly compiled from the following sources: 

  • On Eagles' Wings, produced through The Victims of Pam Am 103, Whippany, NJ and the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, second edition 2000, https://panam103.syr.edu/pdf/on_eagles_wings.pdf
  • The Colleen Brunner and Lynne Hartunian Collection 51/1/242, Archives and Special Collection, Penfield Library, State University of New York at Oswego

 

Photographs and Memorials

Color photograph of Lynne Hartunian and Colleen Brunner

Lynne Hartunian and Colleen Brunner (51/1/242, Box 01 Folder 01)

Memorial Plaque From Class of 1989

Photograph of Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II shaking hands with crowd including Colleen Brunner and Lynne Hartunian (51/1/242, Box 01 Folder 07)

Photograph of plaque

Dedication Statement plaque in the Commemoration space at Penfield Library

Framed photograph of Lynne Hartunian and Colleen Brunner in Commemoration space at Penfield Library

Plaque with a representation of the chapel in Lockerbie, Scotland in Commemoration space at Penfield Library

Sculpture by SUNY Oswego Professor Dominic DiPasquale in Commemoration space at Penfield Library

Commemoration space at Penfield Library

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