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Documentary featuring 5191 survivor screening in Lexington


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police officer Bryan Jared remembers the morning of August 27, 2006 vividly.

"The fire was pretty intense. There was a lot of smoke that was rolling out of the hole in the front of the aircraft," he said.

With the help of 2 airport police officers, Jared was able to rescue the only person who survived the crash of Comair 5191, Jim Polehinke.

"His wife at the time would send me letters, telling me that they're down in Florida and he's slowly recovering," he said.

After that written correspondence, mainly with Polehinke's wife, Jared never expected to hear that Polhinke would be featured in a documentary.

"I was excited and shocked all at the same time," he said.

"Sole Survivor" examines the lives of several people who've been the only people to survive an airplane crash. Polehinke speaks publicly for the first time, and offers an apology to the families of the passengers on that flight.

"It'll mean a lot to the families to actually hear him apologize and give his account of what happened that night," Jared said.

Jared plans to go to the Thursday night screening, hoping it will help any family members who might be there.

"I want to be there and be available for them if they want to come up and talk to me and have that discussion with someone who was actually out there," said Jared.

Some people who lost loved ones aboard Comair 5191 said they were eager to see the documentary. Others said they had no interest. "Sole Survivor" will be screened at 7:30 Thursday evening.


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