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Ill-Fated Runway Back in Operation

By: Phil Pendelton
By: Phil Pendelton

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The shorter of two runways at Lexington's
Blue Grass Airport has been reopened.

The shorter runway was used by Comair Flight 51-91 when it crashed on takeoff August 27th, killing 49 people.

Officials say the runway will be open for daytime use only by aircraft weighing less than 12-thousand, 500 pounds. They're called "general aviation aircraft."

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