NTSB To Release Final Report in Crash of Comair Flight 5191

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Numerous liability lawsuits stemming from last
summer's crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Kentucky may hinge on where
the National Transportation Safety Board lays blame.

Federal investigators also were expected to recommend ways to
prevent such accidents. Interim findings by the NTSB, which was
scheduled to discuss the accident at a meeting Thursday, focused on
how the jetliner ended up on a runway too short for takeoff by
commercial aircraft.

Forty-nine of the 50 people aboard died in the crash on Aug. 27,
2006, at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky.

No witnesses were expected to be called at the NTSB meeting, and
the only discussion planned was to be between the five board
members and their staff.

Commuter airline Comair has acknowledged at least some
culpability. Pilots violated cockpit rules about extraneous
conversation as they were going through their preflight checklist
and may have been distracted as they steered the jet in the
pre-dawn darkness onto the wrong runway.

Unclear, however, is whether anyone beyond Comair will share
blame from the government.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by D Location: CORBIN on Jul 27, 2007 at 02:44 AM
    IT WAS A BAD DEAL IN REGUARDS TO THE CRASH. BUT I THINK IT IS TIME TO LET THE PEOPLE REST AS WELL AS THE STORY. WHY THE PLANE CRASHED DOES NOT REALLY MATTER. THE RESULTS WILL BRING NO ONE BACK.
  • by jayne Location: naples on Jul 26, 2007 at 11:42 AM
    we lost a dear friend in this crash which can never be replaced and we only hope this can be settled and all the lives affected can move on. this crash has made many people hesitant to fly and i will never fly back into lexington, my hometown. i go to cinncinnai or louisville.
  • by kaya Location: pikeville,ky on Jul 25, 2007 at 09:08 PM
    i pray for all the families and i hope they can get some peace....it was what happened that day...and i hope they find a way to make this not happen again....god bless

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