Families Of Comair 5191 Crash Victims Can Seek Punitive Damages

A major ruling is made involving the 2006 crash of Comair Flight 5191.

On Monday, a federal judge ruled the families of the Comair crash victims can punish the airline that trained and supervised the pilots who took Flight 5191 down the wrong runway.

US District Judge Karl Forester ruled the families of the Comair victims can go after the airline for punitive damages in a trial set for August 4th.

It means the attorney's for the families can present evidence to the jury, alleging Comair did not do enough through training and its policies to keep the pilots from taking off on the wrong runway.

Flight 5191 crashed on August 27th, 2006 after going down a much too short, dark runway.

Pilot Jeff Clay and 48 other people on the plane were killed.

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled pilot error was the main reason for the crash.

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