As we approach the one-year anniversary of Comair Flight 5191, Comair President Don Bornhorst acknowledges the Lexington community.
Today, he sent the following letter to the Mayor's office, as well as the Lexington community.
Dear Mayor Newberry and the Lexington Community:
One year has passed since so many lives were forever changed by the accident involving Comair Flight 5191.
The many family members and friends of the passengers who lost their lives that day have been left to carry on without them. The entire city of Lexington continues to bear the burden of such a tragedy occurring in your tight-knit community. And finally, Comair employees also mourn the lost members of our family.
This accident will forever be part of all of us, and as we approach the anniversary, our hearts remain heavy. I am a man of faith and believe that those left behind will meet again with those we have lost. Until then, we remember them through our many memories and honor them in our daily actions.
The upcoming memorial events are a milestone in the ongoing journey to heal. The enormous effort put forth for these events is a testament to the caring people of Lexington. Throughout the past year, you have helped lift the families’ burdens by making their sorrow your own and
reassuring them that they are not alone in their time of grief. I cannot think of a better example of what it means to be a truly supportive community.
On behalf of everyone at Comair, please accept our sincere appreciation for the year-long support we have received. We are grateful for all your efforts to honor the Flight 5191 passengers and your kindness to the Comair team. I personally am honored to call Kentucky my home.
Now, even one year later, it’s difficult for me to find the words to express my sorrow. We continue to keep the passengers, crew and their loved ones in our thoughts and wish them peace and loving remembrance always.
(Representing Comair’s 6,600 employees and their families)