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Flight 5191 Pilot Hopes To Fly Again

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The lawyer for the co-pilot at the controls when a Comair jet crashed in Kentucky killing 49 people says his client is determined to fly again.
Attorney Larry Moore says James Polehinke is using the potential of returning to the cockpit as partial motivation for his recovery. Moore says Polehinke has been talking about it since the first time they met, three months after the August 2006 crash in Lexington.
Polehinke was the lone survivor and suffered brain damage, the loss of his left leg and numerous broken bones. The flight took off from a runway that was too short before crashing less than a mile away.
Moore says Polehinke understands he faces long odds to ever fly
again but says he wouldn't count out his client.

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


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