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NTSB Releases Final Report On KY Plane Crash That Killed 49

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The federal investigation into last summer's deadly Kentucky plane crash ended today - a year and a day after it began.

The National Transportation Safety Boards' final report reiterates that the primary cause was a failure by the Comair pilots to notice clues they were going down the wrong runway at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport.

However, only one of the five safety recommendations deals with steps the pilots should take - to confirm the airplane's runway location prior to takeoff.

The NTSB concluded that, among other things, the controller shouldn't clear any plane takeoff until it has crossed all intersecting runways and taxiways.

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


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