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Airport where 49 died adds markings to guide pilots on tarmac

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Lexington's Blue Grass Airport has added
new markings to its tarmacs to lead pilots to the right runway.
The new markings come nearly a year after 49 people were killed
in a crash after their plane tried to take off from the wrong strip
at the Lexington airport.
Airport spokesman Brian Ellestad says the Federal Aviation
Administration suggested the changes.
Since the August 27th crash last year, the airport has said its
signs and markings were found to be in compliance with F-A-A
regulations.
The National Transportation Safety Board said last December that
both Lexington runways "had appropriate runway holding position
and taxiway location signs."
But the N-T-S-B said in July that the flight crew's failure to
spot clues to their location at the airport caused the crash. The
board's recommendations included adding enhanced markings to all
taxiways and runways at commercial airports.

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AP-NY-08-11-07 0841EDT


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