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Airport Where 49 Died Adds Markings To Guide Pilots On Tarmac

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - New markings to lead pilots to the right
runway have been added to the tarmacs at Lexington's Blue Grass
Airport. That's the site where 49 people were killed in a crash
nearly a year ago that happened after their plane attempted to take
off from the wrong strip.
Airport spokesman Brian Ellestad says the Federal Aviation
Administration suggested the changes. Ellestad says such markings
previously have only been used at bigger airports.
The National Transportation Safety Board said July 26th in
announcing its findings in the crash that the flight crew's failure
to spot various clues to their location at the airport caused the
crash. The board's recommendations included adding enhanced
markings to all taxiways and runways at commercial airports,
similar to those at the nation's largest airports, and now at
Lexington.

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


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