Mom Lockerbie bombing: An Oregon woman learned the devastating demise of a son she gave up for adoption. Carole King Eckersley found out that her biological son, Kenneth Bissett, was killed aboard the Pan Am plane that was bombed in a 1988 attack in Lockerbie, Scotland.
The Epoch Times reports Dec. 16 that King-Eckersley was inspired to search for her son after her husband died last year. Unfortunately she did not get the answers she had hoped for. She gave her son up for adoption when he was a newborn.
The mom found out her son was killed in the Lockerbie bombing earlier this year. Bissett was one of 270 airline passengers killed and a student of Syracuse University.
King-Eckersley was not planning to interfere in her son's life. She was just curious about where her son was at in his life.
“It became a kind of double tragedy,” Eckersley said. “I found him and I lost him on the same day.”
The 1988 Lockerbie bombing happened while the plane was flying over Dumfries and Galloway. It killed everyone on the jetliner plus 11 others who were on the ground.
“I’m still in the semi-numb part after you lose a loved one,” said King-Eckersley. “Even though I didn’t have him with me physically he was always in my heart. I thought of him pretty much every day.”
It would be one of the worst days a mom could have learning her child was in the Lockerbie bombing 25 years ago. It had to be a difficult reality to swallow and one that would make a mother ask herself, "What if?".