Comair Crash Widows Seek Compensation

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Widows of Comair Flight 51-91 are back in the
state Capitol today pushing for a bill that would allow them to
collect legal damages for loss of companionship. Their loved ones
died in the plane crash at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.
The crash that killed 49 of the 50 people aboard occurred in a
state that doesn't allow widows or widowers to collect financial
damages based on loss of companionship. Sarah King Fortney says
Senate leaders don't appear willing to change that. Her husband,
Clarence, died in the crash. She said the measure has been sent to
committee to die. Fortney and others are trying to generate public
pressure to get the bill moving. It has already passed the House.

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