Glenmont woman who changed flights at last-minute reflects on Pan Am 103 arrest

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Syracuse University graduate Kim Wickham of Glenmont says that she was almost on Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988.

The doomed flight was destroyed over Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec. 21, 1988. All 259 people on board were killed.

A Libyan man accused of making the bomb that destroyed the flight in 1988 was taken into custody over the weekend.

Ever since the plane went down, Wickham says she’s been thinking about her 35 Syracuse University classmates who were on board — especially her best friend, Nicole Boulenger.

She also thinks about her remarkable reversal of fate — a last-minute invitation to spend Christmas that year in Germany, which meant she never punched her ticket for Flight 103.

Ever since, she has also thought about holding those responsible for the cowardly act accountable.

Wickham says she intends to follow the upcoming trial very closely, and if it’s at all possible, she would like to be in the courtroom when a verdict is reached.

Hear her thoughts about the arrest in the bombing 34 years later by watching the video of Dan Levy’s story.