Widow Says Pilots Don't Deserve All Blame In 5191 Crash

FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) - A northern Kentucky woman wants to prove
that her husband does not deserve all the blame for the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington two years ago.

Amy Clay filed a lawsuit last year against the federal government, the airport and the company that provided incorrect maps to the pilots.

Pilots Capt. Jeffrey Clay and First Officer James Polehinke have been largely blamed by investigators for the Aug. 27, 2006, crash that killed 49 people and severely injured Polehinke, the sole survivor.

Amy Clay told the Kentucky Enquirer in an interview just before the crash's anniversary that her husband was not perfect, but that he wasn't careless either. She thinks her husband was made a scapegoat to avoid addressing other flaws in aviation safety.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus