Comair Settles With Estate Of Couple Killed In Crash

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The estate of two victims of the Comair
5191 crash has reached a legal settlement with the airline.
The estate of 48-year-old Jesse Clark Benton, and his wife,
50-year-old Bobbie Sue Benton, agreed to a confidential settlement
with the airline. The settlements were made public in documents
filed in U-S District Court in Lexington.
The Clarks, of Stanford, were heading to the Caribbean for a
vacation. They two of the 49 people who died in the Lexington
crash.
The settlement is the third one between victims of the fatal
crash and Comair, a regional carrier based in Erlanger. Comair
reached settlements with the estates of Priscilla Johnson and Mary
Jane Silas on April 16.
The flight crashed on August 27th in the pre-dawn darkness
shortly after takeoff from the wrong runway that was too short at
Blue Grass Airport.
Twenty-nine suits on behalf of 38 passengers were filed against
Comair.

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

AP-NY-04-27-07 1359EDT


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