Hundreds Attend Memorial For Flight 5191

Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday night to a memorial to mark the two-year anniversary of the crash of Comair Flight 5191.

49 people died after the jet went down after the pilots took off from the wrong runway at Blue Grass Airport.

Several family members of victims spoke at the memorial at Transylvania University.

The names of each victim was also read aloud.

To remember the lives lost that Sunday morning, the governor ordered flags at all state office buildings lowered to half-staff on Wednesday.

The two-year anniversary comes as the FAA has been criticized for moving too slowly to make safety changes in light of the tragic crash.


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  • by Lance Calloway Location: Georgetown on Aug 27, 2008 at 10:45 PM
    I still remember that day. So sad!!!
  • by alan Location: Lincoln co on Aug 27, 2008 at 08:16 PM
    i new some ppl from here in stanford who died in that crash. my prayers go out too their children.. i had booked on that flight the day before it crashed and decided at the last minute too take a flight 3 days later and on a different airline, in a way i feel this has impacted me as well as i could have been on that flight...god bless each and every family member who lost someone in this crash..put ur faith in god and he will get you thu this.....
  • by Jayden Hughes Location: Lexington on Aug 27, 2008 at 04:04 PM
    This is another one of those incidents in which you'll always remember where you were when it happened. I was home and had to work later that night. I watched the endless newscasts and my heart still hurts for all afflicted by this tragedy. May God bless the families and friends.
  • by Holly Location: Harrodsburg on Aug 27, 2008 at 07:06 AM
    I had a friend that died in this crash, and my prayers are with Bobby's family on this day of remembering all these lives that were lost. Bobby was such a wonderful person!

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