Judge Rules Confidential Reports Can Be Used In Comair Case

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has made a key ruling
against Comair in a liability case stemming from a deadly plane
crash in 2006.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Karl Forester allows anonymous
reports of safety violations in the air travel industry to be
entered into evidence.
The Federal Aviation Administration allows pilots, flight
attendants, mechanics and air traffic controllers to confidentially
report violations.
Comair had asked that the reports be kept out of the trial.
Forester ruled Tuesday to allow them.
Forty-nine people were killed when the Comair jet tried to
depart from Lexington's airport from a too-short runway.

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


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