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Friday Marks 24th Anniversary of Lockerbie Bombing

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Video: Brother of Local Victim Reacts to Lockerbie Bomber's Death

Colleen Brunner was a victim of the Lockerbie bombing.

Pan Am Flight Flight 103 was flying over Lockerbie, Scotland on its way from London to New York City on Wednesday, December 21, 1988 when a bomb went off, killing all 270 people on board. Among the victims: 20-year-old SUNY Oswego student Colleen Brunner of Hamburg.

She was returning home to Western New York to spend Christmas with her family after studying abroad in London.

The only person convicted in the bombing was a former Libyan intelligence official who died this year after being released by Scottish prison officials in August of 2009 on humanitarian grounds. 

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi had cancer and was expected to die within three months of his release. Instead, he arrived home in Libya to a hero's welcome with a kiss from then-Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, whom many believe ordered the bombing.

Colleen Brunner's brother Michael spoke to WGRZ-2 On Your Side in May.

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