LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Lawyers for Comair want to get part of the
trial over liability in a deadly plane crash started as early as
The airline is asking a federal judge to hear its case against
the Federal Aviation Administration before a trial in August to
determine liability in the crash.
During that trial, a jury will consider whether Comair is solely
to blame for the crash that killed 49 people or whether other
entities, such as the FAA and Blue Grass Airport, share
Comair maintains the FAA is partly to blame for the crash
because the Lexington control tower wasn't completely staffed. The
plane crashed in August 2006 after taking off from a runway that
was too short.
The federal government is opposing the motion to expedite the
trial. Its lawyers say the process of collecting evidence won't be
finished by then.
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