BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | South of Scotland | Lockerbie's tragic day remembered A series of events will take place in Lockerbie this weekend to mark the 20th anniversary of the atrocity which claimed 270 lives in the town. Pan Am Flight 103 was blown out of the skies over the south of Scotland on 21 December 1988. It crashed to earth on Lockerbie, killing all 259 passengers and crew on board and 11 people on the ground. A number of small ceremonies are planned in the town on Sunday to remember those who lost their lives. Events will also take place in America to honour the victims of the bombing.