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Viewer Condolences and Thoughts about the Crash of Comair Flight 5191

These are comments Shared by our viewers concerning the Crash of Comair Flight 5191 on Sunday Morning.


Terry,  Georgetown

I have noticed that the runway number is painted on the 22 (newly repaved) and is not on the 26. This may of added to the confusion to the pilot knowing that there is construction and may have assumed that he was on the 22 runway.


Brian, Stanford

the news of the crash was very disturbing to here this morning my families thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of all the victoms today.


Cheryl, Ricetown

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family members of Flight 5191. They will be in my prayers.


Jason, Louisville

My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to the victims families of this greatly tragic event here in Lexington. I travel US60 everyday during the week from louisville, so its something that I willnot take lightly...

Godbless the familys and Victims


Carolyn, Elizabethtown

My heart is very heavy with grief, over the loss of these lives. I too, have lost a son recently. The gentleman that spoke regarding how poorly the situation was being handled, with the airport reopening, while the crash scene was still there, it does sound cold and calloused, but being a nurse, and my husband is a frequent flyer, I understand that sometimes grief stands in the way of how we respond to things...The scene can not be moved, until FDA and others have gone over it again and again. the bodies cannot be removed until they try to determine by the seating, the idenification, which could take hours and hours, and as cold as it sounds, life must go on for the rest of the travelers, they have to board a plane right after a crash, and I can but imagine the fear they feel and the pain for the survivors.This is so tragic..but the teams left behind are trying to handle it as best they can. Try to understand, that they care and they feel pain also, and they must do what has to be done. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends and the workers that are doing their job and trying to make sense of the horrible ordeal...Pray for patience and wisdom in understanding, that tho the workers seem cold and distant, believe me, having been there, they really really care, but the other travelers have to reach the end of their flight, where perhaps, someone they love very much is near death . God Bless you all.........


Kristin, Durham, NC

Being a native of the Lexington area I wanted to send my deepest sympathy to the families of passengers from Comair Flight 5191. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Karen, Richmond

I have yet to hear that this pilot has flown out of this airport. As TJ reports the difference in runways, I would like to know if it has been confirmed whether the pilot (or co-pilot) is familiar with the difference in the 2 runways.


Willie, Bimble

My households prayers and thoughts go deeply to the family and friends of those that knew someone on flight 5191....and I just dont understand why a plane that big would be using a runway of only 3500 ft. MUCH SYMPATHY to Family and Friends of The Victims, and speedy recovery to the one survivor.



Marty, Lexington

Now that it's pretty clear the pilot used the wrong runway, why? The main runway was shifted about 500-600 feet southwest, making the end of it much closer to the end of 26 than it was before. Might have confused the pilot.


Jayne, Debord

My thoughts and prayers for all of the families who lost loved ones on Flight 5191. It is a very sad day here in the bluegrass state!


Mary, Lexington

The entire scenario is so tragic. Prayers for everyone involved.


Tom, Lexington

It is my understanding that runway 22 & 26 are not actual coordinates. Could the pilot's have set their radios coordinates "in-between" and were unfamilar w/the airport causing this unfortunate accident? Also, was runway 26 clearly marked on the runway itself?


Kayla, Lexington

I was just wanting to say that this is a terrible tradgedy and all the family and friends of the victims have my greatest simpathy. Also for the WKYT news people... I found a much more detailed picture of the runway. The link is http://www.wikimapia.org/#y=38037140&x=-84598632&z=16&l=0&m=a


Angela, Pikeville

To the familys of flight 5191 my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know it is hard for the family and friends to sit back and wait for news but the lord will guide you through your hard times. It seems so cold that the airport and others are not doing things right to help all you in your time of need but when things are over and you have calmed down you will see that really they are only human and trying to do the best they can to make sure no-one gets any false information which in life would hurt you worse and make you mad thinking you were lied to. So stay strong have as much patience as you can and ask god to help you. He always says he will never put on you no more than he thinks you can handle. I am sure that weather it is a dad,mom,brother,sister or just a friend that was on this plan they wouldnt want you to sit and worry and be so upset cause they have been taken to a better place than here on earth. They have no more worries now may god let them rest in peace and ease all your minds of pain and sorrow. My familys thoughts and prayers are with you and always remeber that god will never let you down.

Therefore dont blame or hate the pilot cause we really dont know what happend and he was only human to we all make mistakes no-one is perfect. I am sure his family hurts as bad as yours. GOD BLESS YOU ALL


Walt, Fayetteville, GA

What you are calling a buffer zone is a "displaced threshold" and according to the old markings on the runway the distance is 500'. The first markings are 500' and the second larger markings are at 1000'.


Elizabeth, Lexington

My families thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, families, friends, and to all the people working to find the solution to this tragic situation. May god be with all of us as the information comes out as to WHY. peace be on your hearts and love in your minds.


David, Lexington

When runway 22 was resurfaced last weekend it increased the thickness by four inches and this would have caused a considerable bump where runway 26 intersected runway 22. I am not sure whether runway 26 was even operational at this time.


Lynn, Winchester

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the passengers on Comair Flight 5191.

From the pics you have been showing of the runways, a part of the shorter runway appears to be newly paved as well as the long runway- this could have confused the pilot if he knew runway 26 had been newly paved. By the time he realized he was on the wrong runway, it may have been too late to stop the flight.


Greg, Lexington

I've "surfed" between WKYT, WLEX, WTVQ and Fox. WKYT, particularly T.G. Shuck has been the most informative of the lot. The revised runway configuration, which I think will be the "hinge-pin" of this issue, was first mentioned by T.G.. Also Jon Zachem's comments were the most informative at the time. No one else has come close to your coverage.

The only negative is your graphics. They are "bush leage" compared to WLEX.


Wendy, Russell Springs

I am saddened for all the families involved in this tragedy. May the lord be with them in this difficult time. Their in our hearts and prayers.


Wagner, Lexington

While I deeply regret the events that happened here today, I would like to add some comments...

I was actually flying at the Bluegrass Airport yesterday. To be fair, the normal taxiway (most-outer) to runway 22 was obstructed, and an alternate taxiway was in use. I do not know if this was the case as of this morning, but this could have easily contributed to confusion during take off. This information was clearly reported in the Airport information (ATIS) and it seems very clear by looking at the images, that the wrong runway (26) was indeed used.


Laura, El Paso, TX

My prayers are with all the families that lost loved ones on flight 5191 this morning. There are no words that can describe what you are going thru right now. God Bless each and everyone of you.


James, Frankfort

Since this is really just a connector type of airline. I would like to know how many times this pilot has flown in and out of this airport. This isn't a larger airport, so there aren't that many options on your runways. If he has flown in and out of here many times, then he should have known something was wrong when you look out your window and see the Highway on your right. If you are on the correct runway you won't see any of the highway.


Ki, Lexington

My heart is with all affected by this tragedy. My prayers are with all and specially with the surviving passenger, for a complete recovery. It is too soon to tell what happened but I hope that the NTSB will be able to get a complete picture of what exactly did take place so that officials and airlines may help prevent any further tragedies. One is too many.


Todd, MonticelloThere are many people that can and will be blamed for this accident. First, you have pilot error that could have caused the crash. Second, there should have been someone in the control tower telling the pilot he was on the wrong runway. I think this accident can be blamed on many different things and will be when the final reports come out. I do send out my best wishes to the friends and families of the 49 victims of this crash.


Cathy, Owingsville

I cannot express my angst over this tragedy. I feel like I have lost 49 members of my own family. But I can say I'm so very proud of all of the emergency response people and how they have handled this terrible accident.Plus all the other individuals involved the recovery. I would also like to say I'm very impressed with how WKYT handled this as well. You have all been so professional and respectful to the families as well. I also think of all of you as members of my extended family. GOD BLESS YOU ALL


Vicki, mission viejo, CA

My prayers and thoughts go to all the families at this time...


Scott, Lexington

I am a flight attendant, and I happend to live here in Lexington. It hits especially hard to all crew members, but to be so close to home makes it that much worse. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones lost today. And with the sole survivor.


preacher mikey, Harlan County

This is a very sad thing and I hate that it happend to them and i will keep thieir familys in my prayers.


Pat, Lancaster

My deepest sympathy to all involved. TJ may well have provided us an insight to a major contributing factor. I am suprised the mistake was not detected in time to prevent the tragedy.


Kellen & Robert, Lexington

Our prayers have gone out all morning for all on board flight 5191. We are praying for the families and friends that this accident has effected. May GOD be with them.

Thomas, Tulsa, OK

Share with us your thoughts concerning the crash of Flight 5191: I studied aviation in college and I certainly believe with our current technology (i.e. - GPS) they should develop a system that allows the tower to verify the position of the aircraft on the runway, as well as, its heading when it begins its roll. I lived in Lexington when I was 9 years old and I remember how much I was welcomed during my short time there. Gob bless everyone affected by this tragic event and I pray for the recovery of the survivor.


Burl, Hazard



Stephanie, London

Scarlett Parsley was one of the most beautiful people, inside and out, that I have ever encountered. She has made an indeliable impact on the lives of many young people, especially on the Laurel Co. Swim Team. As sad as we all are about losing her, we must know how blessed and humbled we are to have known her in life.


Jennifer, Winchester

I am deeply saddened by this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every family who have suffered for this horrific event. There are no real words of comfort to ease someones pain when they lose loved ones.I just hope and pray that these families can rally together and support one another in their time of sorrow. I know that God is watching over each and everyone of you during your time of need and he will be your comforter, your strengh and you guide along the way. Once again I am deeply saddened for each and everyones loss and I will keep each and everyone of you and your families in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks and months to come. May God bless each and everyone of you.


John, McDonough, GA

I am very impressed with the reporting of T. G. Shuck. His personal experience at Bluegrass Field brings a sense of credibility, experience, and first-hand knowledge to the unfortunate incident today. Thanks to WKYT for sharing him with us in this role today. I am a Kentucky native who has been in Georgia the last 4 1/2 years. WKYT is still on my "favorites" list and I've watched much of the broadcast today on-line. Thanks for providing that service as well. My condolences to the families. Thanks.


James, Inez

My HEART goes out the the family and friends of this horrific event which occured in Kentucky today. May GOD be with us all.


Jennifer, Stanford

My heart felt sympathy goes out to all the people who lost there loved ones, and friend. They are all in my thoughts and prayers

Tami, Stanford

The only words that I can say to these families is that they have my deepest sympathy, and I am so sorry for their lose. You just never know what will happen, althought most of us believe that nothing bad can happen, the reality of it is that bad things do and can happen at any time.

The best thing for these families to do is to pull together with other family members, and depend on the Good Lord, he is the only one who can bring real comfort to these families. May God Bless each person that this crash has effected.


Geroge, Lexington

My wife was awakened early this morning bya phone call. Someone form her office was trying to verify if her boss Leslie Morris was on the flight. About two hour later she received another call that confirmed that Mr. Morris and his wife were on the flight. They wereon their way to a vacation in Alaska. We have been married for almost 37 years and she has worked for Mr. Morris for 361/2 years. She has never worked for anyone else in those years. It is difficlut for me to know what to say or to understand her felling of loss. I suggested that she go to the office this afternoon to get that part of the greiving over. She also went to the Campbell House to meet with Mr. Morris's family. We will be taking in his beloved dog, Murphy, to live with us and our dog. One moment in the bat of an angels wing your life changes for ever. This has been a very long day and I am sure that the next week or two will cause more grief in Lexington and other communities in Central Kentucky.


Casey, Shelbiana

I have been watching the tragic event unfold all day. All I can say is my prayers and thoughts are with each and everyone. May God gve the families the strength to be strong. If he brought you to it he will bring you through it.


Karen, Winchester

To the families and friends of those involved, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all!


JR, London

Jon Hooker was without a doubt the best person I have ever known. He lost his father in a car accident in the mid 90s, and was the man of the house at an early age. he was a great athlete and alwasys represented whoever he was playing for in the best light. You know those people who are goody goody, Jon was a goody goody but he was not trying to impress anyone. He had his morals and beliefs and never strayed from them, ever. The world needs more people like Jonathan Hooker.


Charles, Berea

To the Family's of Comair flight 5191

Comfort, O Lord, all who mourn the loss of those near and dear to them, especially the families of our departed brothers and Sisters. Support them by your love. Give them faith to look beyond the trials of the present and to know that neither life nor death can separate us from the love and care of Christ Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.


Maxine, Jackson

My heart is heavy and I will remember all the people on flight 5191 my thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the people on flight 5191


Andrea, Prestonsburg

This is terrible for the families of the ones who lost thier lives today in flight 5191. My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones today.

God bless and keep them close.


Mary, Baltimore

I found out this morning from my family in kentucky of the tragedy. My heart sanked. My prayers go out to all the families in this hard times.


anonymous, London

other questions to ask are what was the command given by the tower and their workload. if only one person was on duty they were responsible for clearance delivery, taxi, takeoff, and approach control. i have flown into and departed LEX at this hour of the morning and received a clearance that was basically taxi to runway 22 cleared for takeoff climb and maintain 3500 maintain rumway heading. how many times have the pilots flown into LEX did they request progressive taxi instructions?


Ray, Frankfort

A few minutes ago the lady from NTSB said the plane took off on run way 226 and this seem to confuse everyone there. Run way 26 is really 226 on the compass, and 22 is really 222 on the compass, 8 is really 108 degrees on the compass. You have been refering to that run way as 8-26 so she was right , it is run way 226 (degrees). Come on TG, you should know this. But being fair to TG, I don't think he understood the question.


Stephanie, Harrodsburg

My prayers go up for all those who lives have been touched by this tragedy.

But to all who know God, he will see us through this situation. I hope the families of all the victims will seek the face of God for all their strength to make it through. God is your refuge in times of trouble.

Please lean into his breast with all your questions, pain, and anger and he will bear your burdens. God Bless You All, Jesse & Stephanie


Amy, Paris

I was deeply saddened by the news of the comair plane crash. The families and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy to these people. This is a tragedy that will not be forgotten.


Gail, Corbin

I have set in front of my tv all day watching the news on flight 5191, my hat goes off to the Lex. news crew for their professional composure and their heart felt expressions for everyone involved. I know one of the couples involved. Jon's grandfather and my father cut a couple of gospel records together some years ago. Also, check with the family first, Jon's dad's life was too taked by a tradgic accident. I can only imagine what this family must be going through. My deepest sympathy goes to his family and all others. They will be in my prayers for days to come. MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE.


Deborah, Beverly

I am so sorry to hear about the plane crash that happen in Lexington Kentucky this morning. I have a handicapped child that I take to UK once a month for doctor visit and pass by the airports when ever I'am up there. I have a very close friend that was friend with the couple that just got married the other day. My close friend went to the wedding of the UK football star and his new wife. I just want to say that I have all those people that died in that terrible in my taught and prayer as do everyone else in southeast part of kentucky and also the rest of the United States as well.


Trina, Dripping Springs, TX

I am a native of Lexington, KY and I am so sorry to hear about the comair flight

5197 this morning. I have said a prayer for the family who lost loved ones on that flight and a prayer that the person who survived will make it. God Bless you all.


Michelle, London



Carey, Louisvlle

My heart goes out to all of those who were affected by today's tragedy...There are no words only prayers...May God bless and keep you close in your time of need.

Also, thank you WKYT for your continual coverage online--it has been informative and compassionate.


Edna, Lonon

I would like to express my thoughts on Mike Finley who was killed on flight 5191 he owns a roller rink in our area and he always was there to lend a helping hand . I'm deeply sorry to Mikes family and appriciate all the times in my life when I have needed work he was there to give me a job .He was kind and helpful to me throughout my life and will really be missed.


Carla, London

I knew two of the passengers on Flight 5191. One of which I attended church with. This is a tragedy to Kentucky and to our church family in London (Laurel County). My thoughts and prayers are with all the family members that lost a loved one on this flight.


Michele, Fort Walton Beach, FL

I think that it is a horrible thing that has happened. But, the worst part is that the Emmy Awards, NBC and Conan O'Brian completely lacked any regard for the feelings of the family members that have been affected by this tragedy. The intro to tonight's Emmy's was completely inappropriate. I know that it was previously taped, but I find that the airing of a plane crash at the beginning of the Emmy Awards was a complete disregard for the lives and feelings of families involved with the Comair crash this morning. This is live television and easily could it have been stated that an intro had been previously taped but due to circumstances it was inappropriate to air. People would have understood. Instead though - not only was it an unsensitive decision to air - it was also something that Conan O'brien could have easily said he didn't want to air as well. How insensitive can these over paid people be!


Kathy, Maysville

My deepest sympathy to all the families and friends of the victims of Flight 5191. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless all affected by this terrible tragedy.


Trish, Corbin

We send our Deepest Sympathy... May God be with each family.. Speedy recovery to the survivor .


Julia, Girdler

I am saddened by the news of the crash. Just wanted to let the families know that I have you in my thoughts and prayers.


Tiffany, Flemingsburg

When I turned on the t.v. i was suddenly shocked and saddened. I can only imagine how the families of crash 5191 must be feeling. I'm only 13, but i feel their pain. One of the victoms was from my hometown but moves to Nicholasville recently, everyone involved will remain in my prayers...may god bless them all!



Kevin, Mckee

I just googled "Flight 5191" and I was disgusted to see the first thing that came up was a lawyer firm called plane crash lawyers for 5191 soliciting business and discussing percentages and it hasn't even been 24 yours since the accident. I was searching to see if there where any other lists of victims and instead that garbage came up. Please give that law firm negative publicity on your station.


Jina, London

I am so sad by what has happened We have lost 3 among our tight nit community here in London and I am So sorry for the Family's of all who were lost Mike Finley owned Finleys Rollerrink and I met him on different occations and he done his job for the kids it is a fun place to attend Also my husband went to high school with Jon Hooker and he says it is horrible that something had to take place after his marriage Again we are sending our prayers to all the family who has lost a loved one in this horrible crash God Bless


Anthony, Salyersville

Having flown that same route earlier this year this accident hit really close to home. First I would like to wish the lone survivor a heartfelt wish that he makes a full recovery. He is the only glimpse of hope through this trajedy.

Nothing can make this awful event any easier for the family members of the lives lost but I truely beleive that all of Kentucky has them in their hearts and prayers this evening.


Ruth, Louisville

My prayers to all who lost a loved one; and to the survior and that he makes it through. I am organilly from Danville and my kids always enjoyed going to Finely's Fun Center even had their birthday parties there. Very nice people who work there. I am know things won't be the same as before. Many prayers to all.


Lindsey, Somerset

My heart goes out to those who have been closely affected by this tragedy.

Although many people probably didn't know a single person on this flight, this still is not only a tragedy for those who did, but for the whole state of Kentucky. Every person who lost a family member or a friend in this horrific accident are in my thoughts and prayers tonight and for many weeks to come. God is watching over you all.


Tim, Mt. Sterling

My deepest sympathy for all on flight 5191 may god be with you.I thought N B C and the Emmys had very bad judgement in airing what they aired at the begining of the show tonight very cold on there part to show that. God bless all the families.


Michele, Hixson, TN

To All Who Lost Loved Ones On Flight 5191, My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I didn't know anybody personally but I am originally from the Corbin, Kentucky area and remember the Finley Roller Rinks very fondly. My prayers are with you all.


Ernie, Pikeville

God Bless the families and friends of those who were lost in Flight 5191. I am deeply saddened for you loss.


Donald, Manchester

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God help you through these tring times.May I also say that the local news crews showed class in reporting this to the public


Jeffery, Paris

All my thoughts and prayers go out to each family and friends of all victims of flight 5191.May the lord comfort you in the time of grief.


Ellen, London

This has been a very sad day for Kentucky. Some of the people who lost their lives today were from my town of London. I am sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone that has lost a loved one in the crash of flight 5191 today.

May God bless you all.


Linda, Nicholasville

we grieve & our hearts are feeling so heavy. Please know we truly care. May God touch and comfort each of you.


Steven, Lexington

I live in Lexington, KY and I was at the airport for a flight lesson shortly after taxiways and runways were re-openned. 26 actually is painted on the end of the runway, it's just painted smaller and is hard to see in the picture.

From a proper flight pattern height of 800 feet AGL (1800 MSL in KLEX) the numbers are clearly visible, and much more-so on the ground.

Lexington is only a class C airport so it's often used as a training area for flight controllers before moving to bigger airports like Atlanta. At the time of the crash only one person was in the control tower and he was an inexperienced controller who didn't notice the jet was on the wrong runway. He refused to comment on the crash.

If anyone knows of a list of people who were on that flight, please tell me. I asked the people at tac-air and they didn't have details other than what the news said, and the news spent more time hyping the number of people who died than the specifics. I'm desperate to learn if anyone I knew was on that flight.

Also, I'm not sure the one survivor will live long. He had his limbs mangled and was almost burnt to death. There's little doctors can do to help him.

This crash was a terrible tragedy, and hit us harder than anyone. However we cannot stop moving forward at times like this, and such painful blows must be over-come. Your wishes are all accepted and greatly appreciated.


Robin, Lexington

I sit here dreading that I will learn someone that I love has passed away today.

I can't imagine how those who have heard that a loved one has perished are feeling. But after losing my father this year, I can commiserate with their loss and my heart goes out to them. May God and the angels of their loved ones help them through this tragic time.


Denny, Pikeville

God bless all the familys


Rachel, London

Jon Hooker was a young man with a very humble heart. Well known, talented, and loved by everyone, he was a friend to each person he came in contact with. I know the family very well - my thoughts, love, and most importantly, prayers go to you each and every one.


Andy, Deerfield, WI

Just to correct a few things I've read on this site.

The magnetic heading for Runway 22 is 226 degrees not 222 as Ray from Frankfurt reported.

Also the mag heading for Runway 26 is 265 not 226 again as the above person reported.

As far as blame to go around (Todd, Monticello)...The air traffic controller delivers the clearance it's up to the pilot in command to comply. Ultimately the PIC makes the call to fly the plane, ATC tells the pilot when it's safe to do so. Don't blame ATC for this one.

We're all human and are prone to mistakes. I personally knew two competent pilots that are no longer on earth as a result of pilot error. These things can and sadly do happen.


Sherry, Jamestown

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends who have lost love ones.



Glenda, London

I knew one of the passengers on Flight 5191. I have known Mike Finley for several years and he and his wife Chris have always been ready and willing to help when anyone needed it. He was a member of my chuch in London and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. This is a great shock to our community. To the family, Chris, Amanda and Ryan, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this most difficult time. I truly believe that Mike is smiling down on you from Heaven right now. Keep your trust and your faith in God and He will help you through.


Jackie, Salyersville

I am deeply saddened by this tragedy and I sincerely pray for each and every one of you out there that had a loss today. I don"t know what it"s like to lose a child and I could never even imagine. God is there for you in your time of needs just turn to him. Lean on his shoulder he will pull you through.


Robert, Lexington

May the families of all victims of Flight 5191 find peace, and remember the good times they had with those who have passed on.

I hope that we will all take the time to remember the fragility of our lives, and to value our relationships with those in our sphere.

Warm regards


Janice. Lexington

My Prayers along with my family and Church family go out to all families involved in this tragedy.I to had a friend who was on the plane.We went to school together and saw each other occasionally @ the store.She was on her way to meet up with others from Lexington,to go on a cruise.To the families,just remember God will never leave you comfortless.He will always send one to take care of you,and that one is The Holy Spirit...


Ashley, Lexington

My deepest sympathies go to the familes and friends of the people that have lost someone in this tragedy.

Dr. Larry Turner, Associate Dean for Extension was one of the people lost in this crash. He was one of my bosses at the University of Kentucky.

Please pray for his family and everyone that is affected by his death.

Dr. Larry Turner, Associate Dean for Extension was one of the people lost in this crash. He was one of my bosses at the University of Kentucky.

Please pray for his family and everyone that is affected by his death. Dr.Larry Turner, Associate Dean for Extension was one of my bosses. My prayers go to his wife Lois and his three children.


Jimmy, Leitchfield

I would just like to say that our prayers and all of our thoughts will be with everybody that is involved with this sadden tragidy that has happened in our great state but by the grace of god the families of this traic event will be comfort by god our father and i ask god to hold all of the families and all of the people that is touched someway by this tragic is in his great mericful hands my father who are in heaven hollowed be your name you will be done here on this sadden day of these families god i ask you to hold them all and love them with your opening arms amen and to all of the rescue men and women to all of the folks that was there or that is involved with this tragic may GOD BLESS YOU ALL TO thanks lexington for showing your heart and warmth of what and how our great state can be thru sad times GOD BLESS YOU ALL TO


Jason, Lexington

May God be with everyone who lost a loved one.


Arlene, Lexington

My thoughts and prayers are with the families & friends of those lost in this terrible tragedy.


Paige, London

Our community is deeply saddened by the loss of such wonderful people on Flight 5191. Jon Hooker and Scarlett Parsley Hooker were two of the kindest people that have come from Laurel County. All of their friends and former classmates will miss them greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with these families, as well as the families of all victims of the flight.


Audrey, Irvine

My husband works in Lexington. This morning when he arrived home at 7:30 he told me of the crash and we watched with heavy hearts as the details unfolded. It hard to watch something so awful happening in your own backyard, in a place you have frequented yourself. I myself have flown out of Lexington on a commuter flight in the morning darkness. I can only imagine what those people felt and saw in those last seconds. We send our prayers to all those working so hard to help with all this has brought, the controller and other airport crew, those who are helping the families tonight, and most of all to the families and loved ones of all on board.

God bless you all.


Angela. LilyWhat happened is a very tragic thing. it makes us all take for granted that we will all be here tomorrow. in mr. hookers case, he was on his way to his honeymoon. i have known jon for about 15 years and this is a hard thing for all of us. i send out prayers to all the family and friends of the victims.


Richard, Lexington

I heard a report that the NTSB said it could take up to a year to determine the cause of the crash...a year???...It would seem to me they would want to determine if there is a problem with communication, air control staffing, or runway and taxiway marking immediately so as to avoid any further mishaps.


Jeff, Parksville

This is a terrible tragedy for everyone from the families of the victims to everyone who works at the airport. I cannot imagine what people are feeling right now. My prayers and best wishes go out to everyone affected by this. One thing that upset me was a meteorologist from another station trotting out his station's radar and giving a report of the weather conditions at the time of the accident. People could care less about how super duper a station's radar allegedly is when they are grieving over a tragedy such as this. This person has gone over the line before with his rhetoric, but you'd think he'd have had common decency to leave radar prowess out of this. Oh well. God be with the families and friends of the victims.


Kristy, ManchesterMy prayers are with the loved one left behind of the victims from the flight

5191 that crashed sunday morning.several people from manchester knew jon hooker and his family. everyones death has hit ky very sadly. may god be with every family at this sad time. I believe when the officals find out the truth of why this crashed happened, the families should be the first ones to know the truth.


Kim, London

I am writing to share my most heartfelt sympathy to all the family and friends of this horrible tragedy that took place this morning. I too have set in front of the TV all day, just overwhelmed with all the emotions and events that have took place today. I have known Mike Finley for 23 years and this has been devastating to our community, not only for Mike, but John and Scarlotte Hooker as well. Just so hard to understand why this has happened. I'm sure God has the answer. My heart and soul aches for all the families involved. You will be in my thoughts and prayers always.


Shirley, Burnside



Patricia, Prestonsburg

I was very sad to hear of the crash this morning in Lexington. I watched the news all day hoping there would be more survivors found. My heart goes out to these families, and I will be praying for all involved in this tragedy. I lived and worked in Lexington for 18 years and am very familiar with the community. May God be with all of the family members.


Tamara, Corbin

My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of the families that lost someone. May God stay close to you in your time of need. We will pray for you all because everyone on that plane was just as important to somebody.


Pat, Essie

This is such a terrible tragedy, the whole world is saddened by it. I think i know one of the people on the plane. His mother was a very good friend of mine, i really hate that this has happened, i know how much she loved her son.

God Bless each and every family that was involved in this.


Tammy, Owingsville

it is so sad to hear of something like this happening right here in the bluegrass.

my thoughts and prayers are with each and every family of the victims that was killed in the crash. john hooker and his bride was just starting their life together and was ended way to early. i know that the lord up above has better things in store for each and everyone of them.


Brenda, Bronston

I worked for Mike Finley known him for 16 year's i will miss him and he was a awesome man... He has tought me alot in business and to alway's look at the big picture.. I worked with Holly Gilbert as well.. I have picture's of us at our business outings.. If any family memebers need anything i will be here for them my heart goes out to there family... Mike Finley and Holly Gilbert Just want you to know you were loved so much and Myself and the kid's will miss you both.. love you ..


Pamela, Paris

My thoughts and prayers go out for the victims families and friends that was on flight 5191


Carol, MoreheadMy thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends of the victims.also to all the personnel who are devoting there time to all of the events that have to be done during this time of need.in times like this you have people wanting and needing answers some think that things are done quickly and some dont,but the one thing that we see in a time like this is the people around the city,state,and many other places is people coming toghther to help one another.and at a time like this is when everyone needs someone.to all of you my thoughts are with you .may god bless you all.


Dawn, Lexington

I have been an employee at Galls for nearly seven years. I knew two of the passengers from Galls very well. I will miss them both so very much and my heart goes out to their families as well as to the families of all of the other victims. This tragedy is so devastating. I would like to say that the company has done so many wonderful things in this time of need to aid in the grieving for all of their employees. I would also like to add a poem that I wrote to aid in my own personal grieving in hopes that it might help others this tragedy has touched.

Flight 5191

This isn't my life, those weren't my friends... Up in smoke, their lives at an end.

Did they suffer, did they scream?

Why did this happen, what does it all mean?

I try to hear their laughter, picture their smiles... Not that fiery plane skidding for a mile.

I can't get that horrible image out of my head.

They were loved by many; I can't believe they're dead.

My heart goes out to the families who lost a love today.

I'm thankful for the blessing of their presence each day.

Remember the good times and how much they meant to you.

Don't focus on the end and you will all make it through.


Marsha B, Harrodsburg

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims of Flight 5191.

May they find the courage and strength to face this tragedy that has so deeply affected their lives.


M, Frankfort

I am orginally from London and attended high school with both.. I remember when I was younger going to Jon's house occassionally and visiting since our fathers worked together.. My deepest sympathy goes out to Jon's Mom, sister, and brother.. It is heart breaking that Jon and Scarlet didn't get to live a well deserved married life together.. My sympathy also goes out to Scarlet's family..


Janice, Evarts

I heard about the crash early this morning and I was very heartbroken for the families of the victims and I thought that I couldnt imagine what they must be going through but I later came to find out that my neighbor for 14 years whom was also a dear friend of mine and her boyfriend were aboard the flight so I now know what the families and friends are going through.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of the victims. I know what you are feeling at the moment. and I share in your grief. I will be praying for you all and May God give us all strength........


Bonnie, Lexington

Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With The Families And Friends Of Flight 5191...And We Pray For The Survivor Of This Tragic Accident ...


JoAnn, Berea

I was shocked to hear of the plane crash this morning in Lexington. My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims of this horrible accident. In the end, this was a horrible accident, and blame should be turned into something more constructive.....such as compassion and peace so that the healing process can begin. May God be with each and everyone through this time of sorrow.



To all the families and friends of the victoms on flight 5191. Our prayers and thoughts are with you tonight. Just remimber that they will all ways be with you in your hearts . We are very sorry to here about those that you love .We will be praying for you and for them as you go through this troubled time in your lives. GOD BE WITH YOU ALL THROUGH THIS TIME.


Losie, Tyner

I was deepley hurt my the news about the plane crase today i had set in front of my t.v tonight .i was hurt my that crash there and my heart goes out to the families there and all my thoughts and prayers out there to all the families .GOD BLESS YOU ALL


Vickie, Lexington

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends of the crash.

May God be with you in your time of need.


Katrina, Warrenville, IL

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims of the devastating crash.

My prayers go out to the Hooker/Parsley families. As acquaintances of the Hooker family, it truly saddens me to hear of the terrible news. I am in disbelief that such a horrific event occurred in my beloved hometown, and to fellow Kentucky natives. I pray that Kentuckians reach out to the victims' families for help and support through this painful time.

-Katrina Escobedo - Warrenville, IL - formerly of Lexington, KY


Ashley, London

I'm am very sorry for all these families losses especially Mike Finley's I knew him and I grew up in his skating rink in London. He was a very nice man.

Again I am sorry for this loss.


Corbett, Williamsburg

I live in williamsburg ky i thing it was a bad thing what happened some of them are just right down the road from me the thoughts of prayers we are praying for the loss.


Jo, Winchester

This flight is the flight I always take to visit my daughter in Fla. She too flys this route back to Fla. after visiting here. Todays crash makes it even more evident of how we are on this earth one second and gone the next. I pray each and everyone of these people are in a better place and the families will be comforted by this thru the difficult days ahead of them. This truly will be a day we in the Bluegrass will remember with sad hearts for a very long time. God be with you all.


Brenda, Corbin

This accident has been a horrible thing not just for the families but for the community as a whole. Please let it be known that our hearts go out to everyone involved and they are in our prayers.


Tammy, Somerset

My thoghts and prayers goes out to all the families that lost their loved ones, I can not pretend to imagine how these families are feeling at this present time but I want them all to know that there are alot of people out there with lots of prayers. I am so sorrry for their loses.I too have alot of guestions but I will not verblize any of them at this time, the families have enogh to grief in their lives right now without more questions. God Bless you all.


Felisa, Lexington

My heart goes out to all the people,and family's of the people involved in the crash. I can't begin to feel what they are feeling. However I can certainly sympathize with how they are feeling. I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are sincerely with these people.


Kelly, Lexington

My deepest thoughts, feelings, and prayers for everyone that this tragedy has affected. Our family knew Homer Combs and he was a delightful man to be around. He always made the room light up with his personality. He just came into our salon a few days ago to get a haircut before going on his trip. Something like this reminds us all to enjoy the presence of people while they are in our presence and to never take for granted one moment of each other's company.


Paula, Pikeville

I am so sorry to hear about your loved ones, My heart goes out to each and everyone. my whole family and I send our deep felt sympathy and may God reach out his loving arms to you in this time of need,our thoughts and prayers will be with you.May god bless and keep you all.


Susan, Richmond

I want to share my heartfelt sympathy for the families, and friends of the precious loved ones that were on the plane.. My earnest prayers are that God comforts each one of you, and myself also.

The news of the flight weighed heavy on my heart, as we listened to the tv all day, and I just recently found out one of my friends was on her way to visit her daughter. I was devestated when my husband told me. I still hope it isn't so, but the source is probably correct.

She was one of the kindest and sweetest people you could know. When I think of her, she was so warm and friendly, and full of love. I know Jesus takes his special flowers when they are ready to be picked to put in His beautiful bouquet. My heart yearns to hug my friend once again. I know I'll have to wait till we meet again in God's great Kingdom in the life He has for us when we depart from this world. God bless each heart that is suffering loss. May we think upon those loved ones, and prepare to meet them some glorious day.


David, Harrodsburg

I just want to say that i received a call from my father at 7am and got the news.

i was devastated. i didnt know how to feel. i was told that a high school friend was on that flight. he was on his way to new orleans with his job.

i just want to say that my thoughts,prayers, and my heart go out to all the family members, especially the mother of my fallen friend, and high school buddy, bobby meaux. you will be missed and loved by all here in Harrodsburg.


Joni, Lexington

My sister was on that flight. Judy Rains, she was pregnant with her first child. She was going to go get married in the Bahamas to Bryan Bird who was also on the plane.She could have not been more happier at this point in her life.

This is to all of Bryan family and friends I am very sorry about your loss. Joni from Lexington


Austin, Denton, TX

My heart goes out to all of those who were affected by flight 5191's crashing in Ky. I am sad because of the way people blame the pilot and talk dirty. You must realize that he also had family. I am very young and extremely fortunate to be flying the aircraft that I am, but I must admit that I'm amazed the tower didnt notice the runway eror having flown in there many times myself. Alot of people have no idea what goes on inside that cockpit. I have made lots of mistakes whether on a checkride or a routine flight. I hope and pray that my wife and son wont have to deal with these outragous accusations if anything were to happen to be due to pilot error.

I give my condolences to all those affected by flight 5191 and pray for them.


Yvonne, East BernstadtGlory be to God! This is truly a horrific day. I have lost family members that were ill. But to lose one in this manner is beyond comprehension. Too many fingers are being pointed. I am not sure any one will ever know the truth, unless and until this one lone survivor can tell us. I knew three of the victims. My heartfelt prayers and thoughts have been, and will be with the grieving families for some time to come. God Bless each and every one of you. I hope that you all just pray that your family members didn't suffer too much. And I hope they did not know what was going to happen before they perished. This truly is a horrible day. Please don't point fingers because if God didn't have a better plan for those on board, they would not have perished.

God Bless and God's Love to you all.


Tina, Prestonsburg

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones as they weather their loss. i just lost my mother in may with cancer so i know the pain you all are going thru. i just keep telling my self that god needed her for some reason of his own. so as you cry each tear try to remember they are in a better place. i will pray for each and everyone of the ones on the plane as well as their families. god bless you all


Lucinda, Jeffersonville

Yesterday was a sad day for the bluegrass. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family members and People that are having to see and deal with this trajedy. I would also like to commend channel 27 and their staff for the excellent reporting today and to TG Shuck for all the understanding he tried to give us.. The details and explanations he tried to give to try to help viewers understand what happened and what was going on was just so great. We all want to understand what could have caused such a saddness in our comminunity.


Stephen, Stanford

To all Families who lost Loved ones on Flight 5191. My prayers go out to all.

The Lord giveth and The Lord taketh away. Yesterday the Lord and Heaven recieved 49 new Angels. The Nations eyes were on KY yesterday at a horrible way to make news. Of all the local Stations 27 WKYT has the best coverage. TG explained the Blue Grass Airport layout the best. I never knew the runways were compass points. Aircraft crashes are hard to work for resucers. They have to work to secure the site and then rescue all they can. Keep onlookers away. They also have a job to do until they have finished. Then they begin to get the picture and it sinks in just what has happened. To the men and women who hepled in the the rescue and recovery my hat and heart is with ya'll.


Vincent, Danville

My condolences to the families who have suffered a great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with them and with the co-pilot and his family.

I am curious though, after reading the news reports so far, why thepilot did not abort the take off when he entered the unlit portion of the runway. I am not laying fault or palcing judgement on the pilot as that is not my place nor my job. It's just a detail that stuck with me.


Tracey, Lexington

Our deepest sorrow and our thoughts are with all the famlies my god be with you all in this time of need


Donald, Richmond

I would like to express my sympathy to the families that lost loved ones on Flight 5191and also to the lone survivor. The healing process will be long and painful, just remember, you have a lot of people here in kentucky and around the world that are feeling your pain and sending their prayers..

God Bless us all.....


Adam, Lexington

I extend my heartfelt sympathies to the victims families, no one can ever prepare for a disaster like this one. Try and find some comfort in the fact that you are not alone and that you are in the thoughts and prayers of millions. I also extend my support to Poice/Fire/EMS officials that have worked around the clock on this tragedy, these men and women deserve lots of praise for always being on the front line. God Speed.


Amanda, Winchester

I want to send my heartfelt condolences to all the family and friends of the crash victims. It is heartbreaking to hear about the deaths of all of them but to hear of a couple who had just gotten married and one that was getting married in 2 days is just heartbreaking. I will continue to pray for you all!

Also, I think it is great on how all the news personnel is concentrating on the lives of the victims not just making them another number. Thank you and God bless!


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Great job by T.G. all day. Knowing that 22 on the compass is 220 degrees and 26 is 260 (unless a full circle is no longer 360 degrees), it really shows how grievious this error was. I too wonder, as others have, why the large bright bold runway numbers are not painted on the smaller runway (or the 4 and 8 at the other ends to be honest). seems like that might help.

But all of this is sidebar and perhaps, the way some of us will deal with this. Truth be told, almost everyone who flies in and out of Bluegrass Field has been on that early flight to Atlanta. My mother used to joke that her funeral procession would have a layover in Atlanta. Those words haunted me last night thinking of those brave souls who went home to be in peace so early on a beautiful summer Sunday.

Thanks to all the folks at WKYT for your tireless efforts yesterday. It is difficult to resist the difference between reporting the news and creating the news, and you all tiptoed that line very well all day.

Misty, Gordon

My thoughts and prayers are with the families.


Lisa, Lexington

My Thoughts and Prayers are with all the families and loved ones at this most difficult time. You're in my thoughts and prayers.


Fred, Ballwin, MO

My wife and I moved from Lexington to St. Louis three months ago, and while I am thankful that I didn't see the names of any of my former co-workers at BWI or anyone from our former church, The Church at Tatesbrook, on the list, we send our deepest condolences to all who lost friends and loved ones in the crash and we're praying for you.


Leslie, Lexington

My heart goes out to all the families and my prayers are with the survivor hoping he has a full recovery. I work with the UK patient accounts and we are coming together at 9 AM this morning to have a moment of silence for all those affected by this tragic accident. We all feel deeply saddened and are thinking of these families in our heart.


Becky, Corbin

I have known Jon for as long as I can remember. Our families have always been friends. My mom Pam, is a very close friends of his aunt Teresa. You could search this world over and never find another family as wonderful as the hooker family. I have you all in my prayers..


Sabrina, Salyersville

I heard the dreadful news yesterday morning, and I thought, Dear God, why? I thought of all these people that were getting ready to travel somewhere, how excited they were, maybe someone who was flying for the first time, the newlywedded couple and how anxious they probably was to start their life together; I thought so many things. I can feel the sadness here in Eastern Kentucky. God works in mysterious ways, we don't understand, we question, we hurt, but HE has his reasons. I just want to tell all of the families, loved ones, friends of these precious people lost that I don't know who you are, but my love and prayers go out to each and everyone of you. My heart hurts for your losses, and I pray for God to send you a comforter through this horrible time. There isn't any words I can say to make things better, but I want to say, God bless these people who lost their lives yesterday, God bless the survivor fighting for his life, and that this will be a tragedy I will never forget; but pray God heals those who are suffering.


Nicholson Family, Manchester 

My families heart is very heavy with grief over the death of Jon Hooker.  My 9 year old son along with about 5 others here in clay co took pitching lessons from him from May to July this summer.  He was a terrific person and taught my son not only some wonderful skills about baseball but how to love the sport.   My son is deeply sadened by this lost.  We videoed Jon and my son on each lesson to be able to help at home and now those videos will be a treasure for my son of a great coach and person that taught him so much.  Our hearts go out to his family.


Jerry, Science Hill

If there wasn't there should have been signs at the intersection before entering the small runway stating SMALL PLANES ONLY. It is a shame that 49 people had to lose their lives because of something really simple to prevent.

This should have been considered as a potiental problem and fixed before it had a chance to happen.


Matt, Winchester

I like some many others, are saddened by this tragedy. I'm sure most of us in the area know or know someone who does know a person lost in yesterday's accident.

My thoughts and the prayers of many are with the families of the lost as well as with the workers dedicated to working the accident.


Phillip, Lexington

Sending all the support and comfort I can send from across cyberspace.

Wishing You Strength and Comfort and know that our thoughts and Prayers for all those affected by this tragedy.

On of my coworkers lost his mother in the plane crash. We got word that his mother was on the passenger list. My condolences go out to Josh and his family.


Krissy, Hazard

The thoughts and prayers of my family and myself go out to all the family members and friends who have lost a loved one during this awful tragedy.

We also pray for the speedy recover of the first officer.


Ellie, Frankfort

When friends learned of the crash some called me to see if I would still be flying out in september, as planned. I replied that of course I would. One doesn't stop driving because there is an outo accident and flying is much safer than our highways.

My prayers go out to the families of those lost in the crash and also to James Polehinke as he struggles to recover from this tragedy. God Bless them all.


Troy, Danville

I regret to hear of the terrible tragedy of the 49 people that died on Sunday Morning. From what is being told by the press the plane was on the wrong runway which was too short. I know that many people are grieving at the loss of there loved ones, but I also hope that we can learn from this experience so this will never happen again.


Stephen, Wilmore

Something woke me up that morning. I thought it to be a loud noise but it could have been anything. My family certainly have very raw emotions about this as I recently retired from the Air Force..It's so close to home. Our prayers are offered to those who survive the loss and to those who passed.


Tonya, Savannah, GA

My hearts go out to all of the families that are involved in this horrific tragedy.

I am originally from London where 3 of the victims were from. I can't imagine what the families are going through at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! God speed....

I also that that it was in bad taste for the producers of the Emmy's to air the opening scene that included a simulation of a plane crash.


Mark, Corbin

As far as what caused the crash or how it happened I will leave that to those who are in charge of making those kinds of determinations. I just think this is a tragedy and I want to send out condolences to all those who lost someone on that plane.


Kathy, Corbin

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of those connected in any way to this tragedy. We pray for strength and comfort for those affected by the loss of their loved ones and friends.We pray for those involved in the investigation for the ability to correctly identify the source of the tragedy that this type occurance be prevented in the future. God is the source of strength a present help in time of trouble. My prayer is, God wrap your arms of love around each one that is suffering as a result of this tragedy, may they feel your presense ever near to them. Comfort them with the touch of your tender hand, May they feel the love that you have for them that you are there in the midst of those who call upon you. Our heart grieves with each family involved.


Rita, Atlanta, GA

First we must pray for the families that will need to feel that God is always in control of our lifes. This tragedy was not an act of God but; an act of man. My prayer is that our nation will continue to trust that we need to come together in life and love each other, because life is too short. May God bless each and every Family and be with them during this sad time.


Doriss, Jenkins

My heartfelt sorrow go out to the families who has lost love ones on that flight, but as a child of the king, I want you to know that our father loved them more and they are just sleeping with him until we all get there to be with them. God bless everyone of the family mambers and my heart is heavy also.I don't know any one that was on the flight, but I have to let you know as a child of God at a time such as this I weep for you all.God bless.


Kim, Irvine

This is such a tragedy. Alway remember there is a God and he had to pick those roses for his garden. May God Bless each of those families.


Susan, London

Being for Kentucky, I feel that it is very important to just take the time and let all the family and friends of the people who were on Flight 5191 know that they are in my heart and prayers. I pray God will give you comfront through this horrible time.


Crystal, Whitesburg

A tragedy like this depresses me so much. These people's familys will grieve so and I feel their pain and I will pray that God keeps them strong through this time.


David, Mayking

fine job by all ! Peabody good. was ther a no fly zone over Rice road never did see the plane. Keep up the good work say hi to Sam and Barb for me Dave


Jacob, London

Mike Finley was a great person and his son Ryan was one of my good friends my sympathy goes out to him and Amanda she is like a sister to me i have been going skating since i was two and known mike my whole life my prayers are out to everyone who died on that plane it was a terriable tragedy.


Tori, Cincinnati, OH

Though I do not live in London at the present time, I went to school with both Jon and Scarlett. They were both very special friends and classmates. This is a horrible and tragic event for all of Laurel County that knew these two so well. I want to send my deepest sympathy to both of their families and friends who are sharing in the grief of this event. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and them. I also pray that we can all find some comfort in knowing they were very happy and together when they were taken from us.

I would also like to express my deepest sympathies to the family members and friends of all the others lost in this tragic event. May God be with all of you and may he quickly heal the one sole survivor.

May none of the victims ever be forgotten!


Roger, Nicholasville

Could they mark runway 26 as X26 on the pavement?


George & Susan, Manasquan, NJ

We are deeply sadened by this tragic news out of Lexington. Our most sincere condolences to all friends and familes that knew and loved the passengers of flight 5191. We pray for your comfort and peace.


Jan, Berea

I have heard that the pilots had not flown out of this airport or maybe once or twice. So they were not familiar with the airport. The runways are clearly marked with 22 and 26. My question is what was the Air Controller doing that he/she did not have their eyes on this plane as it taxied to the runway. It is a horrid accident. To the families, my sympathies go out to each and every one. To the rescue workers who responded and to the cop who got out the pilot...Good Job!!!!! Will we ever know exactly what happened...maybe not.


Ashley, Winchester

This is truly a devastating time all of my thoughts and prayers go out all of the friends and family's and survivor of flight 5191. May God be with you all.


Chrystal, Somerset

It seems to me that the all the attention is being focused on the Hooker couple that were just married. Please realize that there are other families grieving as well for the loved ones they lost. My sympathy and prayers goes out to ALL the families the families that are dealing with their loss.


S, Irvine

May it be a runway to Heaven, no matter the number.


Sue, Lexington

My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims of this accident. It saddens our country when this happens and having it so close to home just makes it that more touching and painful. I pray that the families will find some comfort in this. I have followed closely the reporting of the events that took place following the accident yesterday morning.

According to preliminary findings, the pilot was definitely on the incorrect runway; however, I feel that there was some major mix-up in the preflight preparations. The tower should have been in better contact with this pilot and assured that he was in the correct location for take off.

I do agree that Mr. Polehinke will be able to shed a lot of light on the situation leading up to this tragic accident. It does bother me too that the family of Mr. Polehinke will not allow the media to release any information on his well being. He is a vital link to solving so many unanswered questions. I was extremely agitated last night after the UK Medical Center press conference where the doctor basically repeated "I cannot comment on that". What a waste of time. The public and these hurting families waiting all day long for news only to get "blown off".

This is a slap in the face. Let the public know what needs to be known and in a manner that is quick and fair. Quit "guesstimating" what happened and lets get some real, hard core facts.


Beverly, Beattyville

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of the crash victims. My family has suffered several tragedies over the past few years and I know from it experience it takes time and God to help ease the pain.

The families of the victims just need to put their trust in Him and He will heal their hearts. Just remember that no matter how bad you are hurting that God loves you and there are people out here praying for you.

Mary, Barbourville

My heart goes out to all the families. I pray that God will be their comforter


Tina, Jackson

I think that it was a horrible thing and it broke my heart. I had no idea what had happened until I was speaking with my mother on the phone and she informed me of this horrific accident. I immediatley turned on the news and began watching the coverage. My heart goes out to each and everyone that was affected by this. May God Bless each and everyone of you! My prayers and thoughts will be with you and your families!


Irvaleen, Mt. Sterling

I would like to say my heart goes out to all of those who lost a loved one in this terrible time, i would also like to say i dont think this is by any means one person fault, i think alot of people are at fault here and i hope in the end the results are as so , may God bless everyone


Jenny, Cookeville

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who were lost to us that tragic morning.


Donna, Booneville

Hearing the news of such a horrible accident has sadden the hearts of everyone I know. To all the families who lost a loved one, out thoughts and prayers are with you and we only wish we could help ease the pain you are currently faced with. Always look back on teh happy times and remember your loved ones live on through you. To the family of the soul survivor, we will continue praying for the health and recovery of your loved one. We know that you have a long road ahead of you, but may it be of some ease to know that so many people care about you and your family. God Bless!


Richard, Nicholasville

Even after the extensive news coverage this tragedy has received, there are still some nagging, unanswered questions.

Had the pilots flown into this airport before? If so, how recently?

Why didn't the air traffic controller see and stop this pilot's error before the deadly consequences resulted?

How well marked were the runways and has all the signage been replaced since the repaving? If so, perhaps they should strongly consider additional and more visible signage.

Was runway 26 lighted or not? We have been told that it was and that it wasn't.

This was a tragedy of unimaginable proportions for the families and friends of the victims on flight 5191. At the same time, it was a tragedy for Bluegrass Airport, the city of Lexington and for Comair. Some of those mentioned may never recover. We should say a special prayer for them all.


Anne, Sadieville

It was a very unfortunate accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.


Tabitha, Beattyville

The accident was a terrible tragedy. Our prayers and thoughts go to the victims families.


Wesley, Manchester

This is a great tragedy in Kentucky's History. I'm still in shock. My thoughts & prayers are with all the families & loved ones of those aboard Flight 5191. God Bless You All!


Earl, Elkhorn City

My prayer are with the families my God be with you.


Beth, Fayetteville, NY

My heart goes out to all who have lost a loved one in this tragedy. I also send my condolences to the beautiful city of Lexington itself, from which I moved 18 years ago. May the peace of Jesus be with each of you now, and remain with you always.


Lore, Irvine

Despite all the lost of loved ones; we all must so compassion to all those who suffering. All my prayers go out to all of those who are effected by this event.


Regina, Berea

My family watched the coverage by WKYT non-stop on Sunday. Their sensitivity of the crash was second to none. The continuous coverage was excellent. There was no finger-pointing by anyone about who was at fault in this heart wrenching disaster. The FAA and NTSB will make the ultimate decision as to what happened. As for the rest of us, we should be thinking only of the families and friends who lost loved ones. From all accounts of the ones who perished, Heaven sure gained a wonderful group of Angels! As for the sole survivor, out prayers go out to him and his loved ones. May God keep him in his care and see them through this. For the heros who saved him from the wreckage, there is a special place in Heaven waiting for you!

God bless all the rescue and recovery workers!


Deanna, London

My daughters were on the swim team tha Scarlett Parsley helped coach last year. She was such a sweet girl. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her new husband's family. It is so sad that after they had such a happy day as a wedding day and then such a horrible day.


Pamela, Palm Bay, FL

My husband and I are from Lexington and our friend Robert "Bobby" Meaux was on flight 5191. We just wanted to let his family and all our friends know that we are praying for them and for Bobby, and we wish we could be with you all now, but we will see you soon.


Justin, Owingsville

The world has yet suffered another great loss. One that is so close to home for most of us. We should all take the time to stop and think about how precious life is. And to tell our family and friends how much we love them, before we step out the door each day. May God bless the souls that were onboard Flight 5191, and bring comfort to the many families and friends that suffered a tremendous loss. And to NBC and the Emmy's may you be forgiven for the choice of exploiting the loss of life, by airing a staged plane crash for entertainment purposes on the very day of this crash.


Norma, Corbin

My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family members that lost there loved ones in the crash and I hope God will bless them each and everyone.


E, Alma, MI

In 1993, the pilot of an air carrier filed a report with the NASA ASRS (aviation safety reporting system) after nearly departing from runway 26 when instructed to depart from runway 22 at Lexington.

The report reads, "Aircraft was cleared for immediate takeoff (traffic was inside the marker) on runway 22 at KLEX. We taxied onto the runway and told tower we needed a moment to check our departure routing with our weather radar (storms were in the area, raining at the airport). We realized our heading was not currect for our assigned runway and at that moment, tower called us to cancel the takeoff clearance because we were lined up on runway 26. We taxied clear and then held short of runway 22 for landing traffic. We took off on runway 22 and proceeded without incident. Possible contributing factors were poor visibbility and weather (rain. Confusing runway intersection and tower's request for an immediate takeoff. Suggest possible warning page (similar to Houston Hobby) to clarify multiple runway ends."

The remark reads:


No similar information is available for Lexington airport.


Patricia, Baker, WV

My prayers and thought goes out to the families of those on Flight 5191.


Rhonda, Slemp

My heart goes out to the families of this tragic event. My prayers are with them. I just couldn't imagine the pain they are going through.


Karen, RichmondJudy Rains was my pet groomer and she was the best person in the world. She was truly gifted and loved all animals. She was on her way with her financee, Brian to get married on Tuesday. They both will be missed so very much. My condolences to all of their family and friends as well as customers. They are both in a better place, no doubt.


Kara Beth, Olive Hill

I can only imagine the pain that the families of the victims are experiencing right now. Each life aboard FIight 5191 was precious, and will be missed by those who knew and loved them. God had bigger and better plans for each of the victims and a reason to keep the one survivor here on earth a little while longer. He knows what He is doing, and He will give comfort to all in need. May God Bless each and every one.


Rachel, Mount Sterling

I believe the crash of flight 5191 was a tragedy that could have been avoided. It is very upsetting to know that a local airport would allow something like this to occur. As someone who loves to travel, I am now unsure of using small airports. I am one of the many people who would like to know why a plane was allowed to use the wrong runway and why it wasn't stopped before it left the ground. There should have been someone to prevent these mistakes.

Like I said, I believe this truly is a tragedy, and I am praying for the families of all of those aboard the flight.

I still maintain all of these opinions when I say that I am tired of the constant coverage of the tragedy. I feel that I have been desensitized by the repitition of the same facts every ten minutes. I understand the importance of spreading news, but out of respect for the families I believe the reports are too much. Also, I found it increasingly annoying that the regular programming was being interrupted so frequently. I appreciated the updates, but there was a point when I started to lose their purpose (which, I assume, is to benefit those watching the channel) and became aggrivated. I do and will continue watching WKYT because I appreciate all of the work that they do to give their audience the information they need, but I find the constant reports distracting and hope that they are not made just to compete with other channels.


Heather, Mount Sterling

udy Rains, To a true friend who will be missed- so suddenly you were taken- you will live in our hearts and memories- With Love Your Friend, Heather


Kirby, Whitesburg

It was with horror i stumbled onto the news of yesterdays horrific crash of 5191.As someone who has seen a crashed jetliner( years ago in Portland,Oregon)up close,i cannot begin to feel the pain and grief the families and friends of the victims must be feeling.I won't say i know how they feel,as NO ONE could know. Everyone on that plane was someones mother,father,brother,sister,aunt,uncle,grandmother or grandfather.As the state of Kentucky mourns,i urge you to hold on to the memories, good and bad, those are what made your loved ones special to you and others.This familys prayers goes out to all who lost family or friends.We too grieve as we have lost many people,family if you will, that make up the state of Kentucky.The pain may go away eventually,the grieving will cease,eventually,the lost will be laid to rest.But hold those memories.We can only hope that they did not perish in vain,that if improvements are needed at Blue Grass,then by their untimely deaths,they contributed to those improvements as a result of this crash.I read in previous postings of runway error,not being familiar with the airport layout,etc.Could this have been prevented?Maybe.But it did happen,and lives were lost.Thank's to WKYT for the excellent coverage of this disaster,and special kudos to T.G.

Shuck for his outstanding work and explanations on many points of aviation.My familys heartfelt thoughts & prayers to those families who lost loved ones.May they rest in peace & God hold the familes strong.


Christina, Lily

I Just want to let the family and friends of the people on flight 5191 know that they are in my thoughts and prayers


Cheryl, Lexington

I feel such a loss for the families,it is a human tradedy that we kentuckians will not forget


Ed, London

I wish to share my condolences with all the families involved,my best wishes go to the Gibson family(Hollie Gibson)She was a life long friend of mine,that helped me through a very rough time in my life.I owe her for what i am today.Your friend forever Ed


Shane, Seco

Why not install sensors at the beginning of each runway. Once the sensor is tripped an alarm goes off if it is not the right runway. This would be really simple to do. Could be added to the computer and run ways wirelessly.


Perry, Lexington

Were the Lights on 22 ? 26 is a rough ride. The new approach could be confusing in rain & darkness.


Anna, East Bernstadt

I just truly feel for all of the family members of the victims. I knew Mike Finley and grew up in his community. Everyone that knew him thought the world of him. He was a good man and an asset to our community and will be missed.


Beverly, Lexington

I feel so much pain and heartfelt grief for the surviving family members after the crash of Comair 5191, words cannot describe. But, I am appalled at the Gentleman who keeps popping up in front of every reporter he can to vent to and slam the way that Lexington (MY HOME) and Comair Officials have handled this situation. What is it that he expected? I think it was wonderful for the Campbell House to open their doors and allow these people to be free from rumors, gawkers, reporters, and others whom might have interfered in this time of grief. Would he have preferred to stand in the parking lot at the airport in the heat and people running his wife down to get a story. As far as I can see Lexington and Comair Officials have tried to shield these people from rumors, thrill seekers, gawkers, and allow them a quiet place to grieve and not be bothered. I personally am very proud of this way this situation has been handled by all of the concerned people whom have shown up to help. My hat goes off to the City of Lexington, Comair Officials, The Campbell House, Salavation Army, Red Cross, and the many businesses in Lexington that has offered food, counseling and a shoulder to cry on. After this man was treated like "Cattle"...


Becky, Campton

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families of this flight. I was deeply affected by the tragedy yesterday watching the coverage. But today when I learned that CW Fortney from Stanton was on this flight I was even more saddened. CW was one of the nicest people I have ever known in my life. I knew him several years ago and he was just one of the best people you could ever hope to know in your life. It is hard to believe that his life has been cut so short by this tragedy. My heart goes out to his parents and his wife and little boy. I haven't seen CW for years but I am sure he continued to be a wonderful person in all facets of life. I have no doubt that he is with the angels where he belongs. May God bless all of those left behind trying to understand this terrible tragedy. CW may you forever fly with the angels.


Misty, Berea

Wow that is crazy right there my prayers and thoughts goes out to the lost..and my condclences and sympathy goes out to the family..


Jo, London

This is so sad that this had to happend, i knew 2 of the people that was on the plane, they where great people, they will be saddley missed. there names are mike flinley, and hollie gilbert, my heart goes out to the famileys that lost love ones


Rhonda, Bronston

my thoughts and prayers go to all the families


Andrea, Raleigh, NC

The family's of the victims are in our thoughts and prayers. We are Lexington natives and deeply saddened by this tragedy.


Joe, Lexington

I would just like all of the families and friends of the people aboard Flight 5191 to know that thoughts and prayers are with you. I cant imagine the pain you all are suffering right now. May God be with you through all of these hard times.


Rainey, Lexington

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends who died in the crash. My family knew a least one person and it makes me very sad to hear that happened. God bless each and everyone of those people.


Jenny, Mount Vernon

To the victims families you all are in our thoughts and prayers as you all try to grieve for the loss of your families and friendsin the tragedy that happened on 08/27/06.My family and i will be remembering you in our prayers.


Sherry, Mount Sterling

My prayers and thoughts are with the families that has lost a loved one.

I still don't know why that plane went down the wrong runway. Couldn't they have stopped them.


Mike, Lexington

May God bless everyone that have been involved in this tragedy


Anynomous, Richmond

this is a true tragedy,but newscasters need to remember their were 49 people who died,not just the ex uk ballplayer and his wife,every other person means as much as they do,talk about the other people some to,uk ballplayers are not everyting.


Darlene, Bimble

My thought's & prayer's r w/ each & every member from flight 5191. I know it must have been a tragic scene 4 those who had 2 c it all.I did not know anyone on that flight, but my grieve's w/ loss 4 the familymember's & friend's of those victim's. May God go w/ each & everyone of family member's & friend's. Speedy recovery to the one suivivior in the hospital May God watch over him & bring him back 2 health to health


Lorrin, Naples, FL

My Great Grandma died on the flight yesterday. She was coming to naples to come see us. WE miss you so much. I am so sorry to all the other family memebers who have lost a love oned. I know how it feels.

Once again I am so sorry to ever one who lost someone because i have to. I will keep you in my prayers.


Gina, Ashland

The prayers & thoughts of my family are with the families of the victims of Flight 5191. As a Richmond native, it is very disheartening to hear the news of this truly terrible tragedy. It is even harder to conceive, when hits so closely to home. Faith in God is the only way to make sense of a situation of this kind. As a community, we must trust in God, & know that he has a plan for these victims, who now have wings of a different kind.


Marsha, Lexington

My heart feels broken for everyone's loss. To the family of CW Fortney, I share your grief and am praying for you. To Sarah I wish I could take your pain away, if only for a brief moment. My heart aches for you and Calvin. I don't know why something so terrible had to happen to your family, but I do know that God has a plan for everyone. I think God loans us to the world, then calls for us to come home when he needs us most. I will pray for you all. Much much love to the Fortney family.


Aire, Augusta

My family was affected greatly by the crash of flight 5191. My husbands Aunt was aboard the flight. Although I didn't know her that well everyone has said she was a wonderfull person. All I can do is pray that this wonderful lady didn't feel any pain and that she knows how much she was loved. I would also like to send all me love and prayers to all the other families and friends affected by this stagic accident. God Bless You All.


Roxanne, Crab Orchard

Psalms 23

reads: The Lord is my shepard, I shall not what. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk throught the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

My thoughts and prayers go out to each family member and friend during your time of sorrow. May each one of you find peace with the Lord our God.


Rita, Richmond




Phyllis, London

My prayers go to all the families affected by this terrible accident. To the family of Holly Gilbert my deepest sympathy, she was a wonderful person.You all will be sadly missed,God be with the gentlemen in the hospital and his family.Sincere sympathy and prayers to all.


Janice, Evarts

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers that have went out for all of the families and friends of the crash victims. I also would like to let the families and friends know that they are all in my prayers as well. Judy was a very dear friend of mine and my family and we will miss her dearly.

Thank you once again for your prayers and support........


Virginia, Lexington

I just wanted to say what a tragedy this is. My heart is deeply saddened by this event. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victim's families and friends. May you all find comfort in the Lord at this time. And thank you to all the rescue workers for doing everything they can. God Bless everyone.


Michael, Evansville, IN

I want to extend my sympathy to all the families, especially to Mike Finley's.

I met Mike at Finleys roller rink in 1981. He was a great guy, and was always wanting to help the youngsters do good, stay out of trouble. He will be missed by many around London and Laurel co. God bless.


Gloria, Carmel, IN

I'm sad for all the losses. My condolences to all the families. Nothing can ever take their places. I think it will be the result of human error. This should never have happened.


Debbe, Augusta

My heart goes out to all the victims and their families of this horrible tragedy.

My dear friend, Lynda McKee was on that flight. I loved her like a sister and she returned to me much more than she got. Her husband Barry, her children Tonia and Aaron and grandchildren Caleb and Alex people who also make this planet a better place by being here. Her children are like a neice and nephew and her husband seems like a kindly brother. They have had so many struggles and yet they do not blame and rail at God, they praise him. I thank God for the gift of Lynda McKee and her family. I am not doing well about giving her up.

Melissa, Flemingsburg

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family members of flight 5191. My husband was on the flight out just minutes before the accident . May the passengers of flight 5191 R.I.P.


Dale, Richmond

It was a horrible accident; I didn't realize what an effect it would have on me until I found out that one of my good friends was aboard flight 5191. Judy Rains and I were friends for 15 years and her fiancé Bryan Byrd and I were just getting acquainted. I want to send all my sympathies and prayers to the family of Judy Rains and Brian Byrd. They were planning to be married on the 9th of September and she was 7 weeks pregnant with their child. God bless their soles...


Regina, Allen

My mother is in Nevada right now and I just really want her home!!!! Words can not express what these poor families and friends are going through!! My families prayers and thoughts are with each and every one of you! May God bless each and every one of you!!!


Beth, Allen

I didn't know anyone so far that was on this flight but my heart still hurts for the families and the friends of the people that lost their lives in the terrible accident. My prayers and love goes out to the families of Flight 5191


The Sizemore's, Annville

Our hearts and prayers goes out to those who has lost their loved ones in the terible accident on flight 5191 Sunday Morning. Again I would like to express our most heart felt sympothy for all those who has lost their family , friends. We know that Sunday august 27,2006 will always be a part of history in our hearts.


Peggy, Somerset

My prayers and condolences for families and friends of victims. God bless & keep you in His care.


Karen, Garrison

This is such a tragety which I am sure we will never understand Why. My son Michael lives is Lexington so we have all been keeping posted. Our hearts go out to all the families their loss is so great that most of us cannot begin to comprehend. The wedding pictures of the newly weds which were shown on the today show brought tears but at the same time it is wonderful that their last hours were so magical. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families.


Joseph, Science Hill

Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for the families of Mike Finley and Hollie Theodore. I can only say that I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Mike and Hollie's family and friends. I met them both this year and found them to be the warm, genuine people that made my journey to Science Hill from Jersey City, NJ worthwhile. Thank you Mike & Hollie for touching my life with yours.


Sarah, Jeffersonville, IN

I sit here not knowing what to write. To all family and friends who have lost someone my heart goes out to you. My love, heart, and prayers are with you tonight. I struggle to understand why this has happend. But only in praying for resolution and reason behind this tragic incident. That way each of you may find comfort and peace in your hearts again. It might not stop the pain of the loss, but it might bring comfort to knowing why and how. I am so sorry, and that is all i can simply say. I wish there was more words i could offer. I pray that you all find strength and much comfort in each passing day. And that abundent blessings are sent to each of you trying to go through this ordeal. Have strength, have faith, have hope. As hard as all this may seem, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I PRAY that all reveals itself so YOU (the family and friends) may have a better understanding for your sakes, for you relatives sakes. YOU deserve that much at the least. My love is with you, my prayers are with you, my heart is with you. I only wish i could be there to share in your pain. That i could take some of that consistant weight off your shoulders.. I love you all, and pray that God be with each of you through this trying time. May he bless you, and keep you. In the words spoken on

9/11 "Lost but ((NOT FORGOTTEN))". They may be gone from us, but trust me in the heart of KENTUCKY THEY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!


Penelope, Liberty

A tragedy occurred on August 27th,2006. Being the first of this magnitude for this area it affects our whole state. I thank Coroner Ginn for his professionalism and respect he has shown toward the passengers in the crash. This incident is a reminder how precious life is for all of us and what are the true priorities in my life. My prayer is that God will give strength to all the families, friends, and the many devoting their time to help those in need. It is times such as this that we pull together regardless of race or political party. My heart goes out to the many affected by this.





Glenda, Mcdowell

I feel so sorry for the family's that had family members on that plane. My prayers and thoughts are with them and also for the family that was on the other plane.


Mike, Lexington

We just learned that a neighbor of ours was a victim of Flight 5191, leaving behind a wife and 2 elementary age children. Our hearts and prayers go out to them and we will contine to pray for them during this time of loss and grief.


Nina, Loyall

I am so very sorry about the crash and allthwe families. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

God Bless


Danielle, Lexington

I didn't know anyone aboard Flight 5191, but I know people who were on the scene and people who knew people on board. Each of those killed has a story, I'm very interested in knowing their story and their purpose of life!

Thank you for all you have done with the coverage. This will be a day Lexington will never forget.


Angie, Richmond

I know that words cannot ease your pain but God's loving arms can and will give you strength to make it through this tragedy. No one can explain why things like this happen but we have to believe that God has a purpose and one day we will see His purpose revealed. I pray for peace and strength for all the families, friends, and co-workers of the victims. My 4 year old daughter told me not to cry when I saw the van with the first body being removed because she said "It's OK they went to be with Jesus a little early".

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted" Matthew 5:4 NIV

We will be praying for all of you, just remember to keep your hands in God's hand and He will not let go of you.

God Bless


Patty, Lexington

Yet another tragedy in our great country. how sad. my deepest and heartfelt sympathies go out to all the families of the victims. i will have them all in my prayers.god bless them.


Lisa, Prestonsburg

I cannot even imagine how the familes of the crash victims must feel...my heart goes out to them. I am a resident of ky and Monday morning after the accident i was very upset. i turned on the today show to get a update of the crash and i watched 45 minutes of the today show before anything was said about it then only two victims were mentioned. what a shame....they were to busy talking about hurrican katrina (that was a year ago) and the jon benet ramsey case to even give the victims of the crash a moments thought. i'm not sure if it is where it happened in ky or not..i do know when it comes to ky we are often left out of the loop....but i do want the familes to know that all residents of ky are not heartless...we care, we cry, we laugh and we love....and our hearts are broken for the families that lost love ones. you will be in our prayers.


Faye, Martin

My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones in this tragedy. Also, to the survivor, may God Bless and keep you.


Joann, Trosper

My heart goes out to the families of flight 5191


Susan, London

The Family's of Scarlett,Jon, Mike And Holly. we are praying for you, wanting you to know that in this unimaginable loss, we as a community want GOD to comfort you in this time of need.As people we can only do so in ways that can not take such pain away, ever, but GOD has added some beautiful Angels to his heavens and the love he has for them showed in the lives they lived here on earth. Scarlett,Jon, Mike And Holly will be missed , but the impression they left on us will live on with us! They were all blessed and we were blessed to have known them. GOD will work through his people in your time of need.We are praying for those we did not know onboard families also, our prayers are with all involved, those helping with those having to endure this tragedy, our prayers are with you also. Please take good care of our friends, The Parsley , Hooker , Finley , Gilbert and Theadore Families.


Ison Family, Martin

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families who lost a loved one, to the first officer and his family and the rescue workers. May God Bless All of You !!!


Thomas, Mcdowell

My thoughts and prayers are with the families.


Suzie, London

My heart goes out to all the victims and their families. It's a horrible tragedy.The owner of Finley's Fun Center, Mike Finley will be sadly missed by all of us in London.


Bill, Madison, Tenn

My prayers are with all the familys, God bless & be with you all,amen!


Paula, Lexington

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims of this tradgy.

My prayers also go out to all others involved with trady. May there be comfort to all in time to come. May God Bless all involved. Sincerely Paula


Donna. Mount Vernon

What else could you say, but that this is one of the most devastating things that has ever happened in our area. My prayers and thoughts are with all the familys. I can't even imagine what they must be going thru. May God be with each and every one of them. God Be With You All..........


Ashley, Hazard

I couldn't imagine if some of my family had been on this plane, or even someone I knew. My prayers and thoughts go out to all of the families that lost loved ones. May god be with you all.


James, Lexington

You spent way to much time covering this very tragic accident. So very much was repeated over and over tell I switched to national news. I was bad enough it happened but to keep drilling and drilling and not saying anything new hour after hour.


Betty, Frankfort

It is harder to except this when it wasn't failure of the plane. That a person could make such a big mistake when there is several things to prevent something like this. I have worked in public transit for 20 years and the one thing I have stressed to drivers is don't get in a comfort zone with the job and start getting careless because you get to comfortable with what you are doing. You always need to always act like you are just learning and go thur all the steps. It is when you start skipping things because you do it over and over that you open yourself to mistakes.

We are not perfect but when you are in transportation and have people lives in your hands you should never assume.


Ali, Lansing MI

This is a very heart-wrenching and tragic situation. My thoughts and prayers are with my people; the people of Kentucky.


Edwina, East Bernstadt

I live in London kentucky and new of some of the passengers on flight 5191, my heart felt prayers go out to all of the families. My husband works at Bluegrass Airport in the public saftey department and was working on Sunday morning when the crash occured and was one of the fireman that was first on the scene. Again my prayers are with everyone that had to deal with this horrible tragedy, families, fireman, policemen, etc. Thank you.


Jamie, Richmond

My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of for the victims of Flight 5191. I had a friend and former classmate die on this tragic day. He will be missed. May they all rest in peace.


Chris, Harlan Co.

49 loving people had to die, due to several human error factors. The airport should have been checking the taxi ways, all week to make sure everything was in proper running order. The pilots should have asked questions to the tower, why the lights where not working. The tower should have been checking with the plane the whole time it was going down the taxi way.



If all the stories are true about other people having problems not understanding the correct run ways, then the airport should have responded to the problem last week. My hearts go out to all the families who lost loved one for know more reason than human error.


Pam, Monticello

my thoughts and prayers are with the families of this horrible tragedy


Sasha, London

I knew several people on the flight, and I want to tell the familes and friends of everyone that lost their lives that I know what they are going through.

I lost 2 close friends almost a year ago now. My prayers, my family's prayers, and my friends prayers are with you. You all are in our thoughts.

God Bless.


Whitney, London

I am deeply saddened over what happened on this tragic day. I can't say I know what the families of the 49 victims are going through right now cause I have never been faced with anything this tragic. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of these victims. God Bless you all!


Cynthia, Paris

Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Dan Mallory and all the other wonderful people who lost their lives on flight 5191.

We are lifting up each family member and loved one in prayer.


Tracy, London

I went to school and graduated with Jon Hooker. He will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family.


Heather, Williamsburg

May God be with all the families. Everyone needs to be considerate at this time of sorrow. The reason the news talked of the Hooker family is because on Sunday they were the only confirmed passengers on the plane. They had a very sad story and therefore deserve to be remembered as often as people like. Stop all the negative wasteless writing and remember to keep the families in your thoughts and prayers.


Karla, Ewing

Tt is one of the most sadest moments i have ever seen my families hearts and prayers go out to each and every one of the family members of those on flight 5191 God bless you all


Teresa, Clearfield

My heart goes out to all the families. This tragedy is one we see on major news networks, but we forget things like this can happen in our own backyards..


Sherri, Corbin

Its hard to comprehend when something like this happens or why it happens, nevertheless my prayers are going up for all the families and friends touched by this terrible accident.


Joetta, Winchester

My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. I can't imagine how you must feel.... I have watched the news in disbelief myself and have shed so many tears for all of the families. I hope that you find peace, love, and happiness throughout your life and may you carry the lost loved ones happiest days forever... I pray that your hearts will overcome the sadness and that each one of you can go on through life. GOD BLESS YOU


Ralph, Lexington

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims. May God bless and be with you in this time of sorrow.


Brandon, London

U better pray for there famlies i mean it ok just pray for them because it would be a really sad time if u lost a family member so please pray for there families


Lana, Whitley City

I can only offer my deepest sympathy to all the families of the crash victems.

There are no words adequate enough to express my feelings. Be aware though, that as a Town, a community, a county, a State or a Nation, we are here and I'm sure that if you have a need it will be met.


Frankie, Richmond

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of 5191, May the Lord comfort and keep you in your time of grief!


Christina, Winchester



Melissa, Science Hill

I would like to send my condolences to each and every family member and friends that have been touched by this traggic acciedent. I am a healthcare employee and I have had to deal with different traggic deaths although I have never experienced anything like this and I hope I never do. I would like to say to each and everyone that NO ONE understands WHY although everyones Good LORD had a reason for this acciedent to happen. We has humans don't never understand and we always want to ask Why Me or my family and friends. Although, our Good Lord knows why he did this and with time there will be something come out and then everyone will be like that is why the Lord did what he did on 8/27/06. I just want to let everyone know that my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone involved with traggic accident!!

May God Bless each and everyone today and everyday to come!!!!!!!!


Jennifer, London

Share with us your thoughts concerning the crash of Flight 5191: Our prayers go out to all the families on Flight 5191. We especially remember Scarlett and Jon Hooker and Mike Finley. We are praying for peace and comfort for all the friends and family members. There is not a hour of the day that you are not on our minds.


Angel, Brodhead

Its hard to imagine the devastation that these families are going through. I remember growing up and going to Finleys Roller Rink (what it was called

then) Mike Finley was a good man. I'm sure many others have good memories the way that I do. My prayers are with you all in this horrific time of grief.



Traci, Sharpsburg

It was just an accident that shouldn't of happened. It is , ve, r, , y s, , ad a, n, , d em, ot, io,, , nal t,, o , , see, , th, , e families of victims going through so much pain right now. I can only emagine what they are feeling right now. My thoughts and prayers go out to them and especially to one survivor of the crash I hope he gets well soon and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family also.


Ellen, Lexington

Dan Mallory was a great boss and horseman. I worked for him getting his sales yearlyings together for the sales. He will be greatly missed.


Earl, Harlan

From what all i have read and seen about the Comair 5191 Flight. It appears that a lot of people is at fault, the airport, Air traffic Controller With all the repaving of runways they should have had the runways more clearly marked so to prevent this from happening . This accident could have been prevented with a little more communications between the Airport and the air craft crew. It is a shame something like this had to happen.

God Bless all the Families


Mary, Leburn

My thoughts and prayers are with all the families and loved one sof those who passed so tragically.


Roy E, Lexington

My Prayers go out to each to each of the passangers,familes,and friends. My prayers go out to My 4 friends at Galls Inc. May God bless each of them.


Marylin, Lexington

My prayers and thoughts are with all family members !!


Debra, Corbin

I think this was God's way of getting 49 angels at one time. I also feel this was a tragic accident. I pray that our heavenly father will help the families during their time of need, and begin to mend their broken hearts. I will continue to greive with them. May God Bless


Teresa, Auxier

This was a very traggic accident and the moment I saw this on the news my heart went out to these families. We are all praying for the familes and the lost love ones of this plane crash and may God Bless You.


Jessica, Lexington

What a shocking situation. I am a student at University of Kentucky. My father is a pilot for University of Notre Dame. I have always trusted him as a pilot, but there are moments when I worry and keep him in my prayers.


Savannah, London

My thoughts and prayers are with all the 49 people families.It was a sad lost,but a good thang is they are up in heaven looking down with a smile.

I am really sorry for everyone that lost someone on flight 5191.During this time.... I have everyone in my prayers. God Bless.


Crystal, Hellier

I would like to tell the families, that this terrible accident has made Kentuckians more humble than they have been in years. Sometimes we do not understand WHY? We want to blame others, but God has a plan and a time for all of us. My heart hurt during 9-11, but this was so much more real. I have prayed for all the families since Monday. I will continue to pray for months to come. Kentucky will NEVER forget this terrible accident.

We may never understand why this happened, or how it could have happpend, but God knows. If you ask him he will comfort you all..


Shannon, Mount Sterling

We all deal with grief in our own ways but one thing may join us all togeather and that is we may see them again some day, and in a better place. Just know that you have the whole community behind you to help you in this time of need and loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Cherylina, Corbin

Hello i am so sorry about the loss of these familys i have rode airplaines its scary i also have grief my only child was murderd no matter how this happs it will be so bad in our minds to deal with but so sad until it

happens to someone nobody knows how death feels i know i grieve

everyday i am grieving fore these familys i am so sorry fore these






CHERYL from kentucky


Lisa, Williamsburg

I knew Mr. Finnley,I grew up skating at his roller rink in London, It is a place were I now take my kids. My heart goes out to EVERYONE on flight 5191 They will all be saddly missed.


Mattalou, Jackson

Remember that GOD is always with you. just trust in HIM to get you through this.


Misty, Dalton, GA

I am originally from Kentucky so I when I heard about the crash it broke my heart...just know that the families are in my thoughts and prayers


Jason, Mt. Orab, OH

Erik "Frank" Harris was a special friend and BROTHER. Me and the rest of the Delta Rho chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity will miss him greatly for the rest of our lives. Our condolences go out to his family and the rest of the families that were affected by this tragic event.


Missy, Shelbiana

My husband and I just wanted to let each of the victims family members and friends know they are not forgotten in this time of great tragedy. Each of you, even though we don't know you by name, are in our prayers each day. We are truly sorry for your loss. May God be with each and every one of you.

We love and miss you Frank...RIP


Dave, Danville

Our thoughts and prayers be with all the families of the victims. Especially the victims from London and also Judy and Brian from Richmond. You all will be deeply deeply missed!


Gina, Monticello

Our family would like extend our deepest sympothy to the victims and families of Flight 5191. Our thoughts and prayers with be with each and everyone daily. This is a very sad time for everyone involved but it also gives good people a time to pull together and be supportive. May God be with each and everyone one of you during this time of need. May God Bless You!


Annis, Lancaster

My heart goes out to each family member and my Prayers are that you will receive compfort from our Heavenly Father, He will surround you and embrace you with His hand of Love. Just know that even as the days go by people will still have you in their Prayers. Some of them were so young, starting new lives together,retires,people just ready to enjoy a few days of life together. Just keep looking up and keep your faith. Also to those who helped at this time you will be in my Prayers also you also have done what need be done and still need support.


Tonya, Prestonsburg

I am so sorry for the tragic loss that is being felt by some many families. It is amazing and heart-felt to see so many people joining together to assist in some way. Love and Prayers to all that has suffered loss.


Heather, Nicholasville

As days go by and we watch this horrible story continue to unfold, we must try and keep the privacy of these victims and their families in mind. Also, we must realize that many others are going to be affected once the lawsuits start and blame becomes the fixation of this tragedy. May God continue to work his miracles during this tragic time.


Pattie, Monticello

To the loved ones left behind...my heart hurts for you.

I pray that God, the Great Comforter wraps you in His loving arms in a way you have never felt before.

My prayers are with you all.


Dara, Webster, FL

So sorry for everyone's loss....sending prayers and thoughts....


Cyndi, Frankfort

I worked for Mike Finley at his London rink in 1979-1980. He was a great employer and great friend. All of us who knew him then will greatly miss him.


M, Nashville, TN

London had four residents lost on the plane but is grieving for five passengers.

Bill Thomason grew up in London and his daughter, Marcie was on the plane.

Bill's parents Mr. and Mrs. W W Thomason still live in London.This is the most wonderful and kindest family you could ever hope to meet including Bill, his sister Susan and brother Mark. I am so very sorry for you all.

My heart is breaking for all of you.

Although I did not know Scarlett Parsley, I did know her parents. I grew up with Mike Finley and knew his family well. These families are wonderful kind people as well and my heart breaks for all of you also


The Dean Family, Danville

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the loved ones whose lives were taken on Flight 5191. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Bart Frederick family. We pray to god that he can give Bart's wife, Kyra and her three children the courage and the strength to make it through this hard time that they are each faced with. With heartfelt sympathy, The Dean Family


Stacy, Somerset

I am very saddened by the crash of 5191. I had the pleasure to work with and for Mike Finley and Hollie Gilbert over the past few years. These were wonderful people, as I am sure all the other passengers were too. Everyone has a story and everyone holds a specail place in thier heart for these victims. My thought, prayer, and continued support is with the family members and loved ones and all those affected by this tragic loss.


Christy, Noblesville, IN

My oldest son played football and graduated from high school in 1989 with Greg Threet, a passenger on the plane. We are so sorry for the Threet's loss of a wonderful son, husband, and father.


Teresa, Lancaster

I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright!

There is perfect joy and beauty

In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,

Every restless tossing passed;

I am now at peace forever.

Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly

Trod the valley of the shade?

Oh! But Jesus' love illumined

Every dark and fearful glade

And He came Himself to meet me

In that way so hard to tread;

And with Jesus' arm to lean on,

Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,

For I love you dearly still:

try to look beyond earth's shadows,

Pray to trust our Father's Will.

There is work still waiting for you,

So you must not idly stand;

Do it now, while life remaineth-

You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is all completed,

He will gently call you Home;

Oh, the rapture of that meeting,

Oh, the joy to see you come!

Priests of the Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Monastery


Jessica, Richmond

My deapist sympathy goes out to all the families that have lost some one in this horific tragidy. All of the families are in our prayers.


Bill, Danville



Mary Karen, Lexington

Although the passing of any friend or loved one is terribly difficult, I hope that the families of those lost in this tragedy can take some comfort from the fact that all of the world shares in their grief and offers prayers and support.

May time lighten the load on all of our hearts and peace come to all of those who suffer.

To our family and friends on 5191, you have been given your wings...God's speed each of you.


Linda and Edward, Frankfort

We didn't know anyone on Flight 5191, but, I feel like we all are saddened as fellow Kentuckians. It's a sad time for Kentucky. It's sort of like our 911.

These souls will not be forgotten.


Loretta, Carlisle

Appropriately, the Angels are crying just as we have for days and will for days to come


Iva, Danville

I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for everyone's loss. Everyone will be in my prayers and thoughts. You know everything happens for a reason. I will never understand why God has to take our loved ones away. To the 1 passenger that survived your in my prayers too. May god bless all of you, and get you through this rough time.


Rita, Somerset, LA

I have been following the reports of the crash from the onset. This is an awful occurence but I feel that there are several reasons that this happened. I really don't think there is any one cause or any one person responsible for the horrendous crash. I would hope that there would be compassion shown to all involved. My prayers go out to all the friends and families of the victims and crew. I am especially interested since I have a granddaughter who is a retired flight attendant and her husband who is an active pilot with another carrier. I always pray for their safety. Thank you for the opportunity to express my thoughts.


Kayla, Manchester

Hi, my name is Kayla and I'm from Manchester KY, and this is how I felt about the crash I was defistated because it was so hard to believe that the plane pilot had been in the business for so long and forgot the right way. But it hurt so many people that had family on flight 5191. It was sad to me because the couple that had just got married was going on their honeymoon and didn't make it that is so sad I cried I know I didn't have family on that plane but they are still in my dreams and thoughts. I just wanted to let all the victims families know that I'm very sorry for their loss I wish there was some way that I could help the families.


Robin, Winchester

What can one say about something so horiffic! I truely feel for all the family and friends of the victims. Being a mom I wish I could take all the pain from you all. It's like when your child falls down and gets hurt or someone breaks your little girls heart, we want to take the pain for them and that is how I feel now. I wish we all could just take this pain away. I truely beleive this was just human area and even though it does not make sense we must go on. You all are in every Kentuckens heart and prayers and thoughts.


Tammy, Lancaster

My thoughts and my prayers are with the family members and the victims of the flight 5191 crash. I know that prayers and GOD will help everyone through this tough time.


Yvonne, Montcello

The tragedy of Comair 5191 Sunday was a devastating event for all citizens of Kentucky and the United States. I do want to commend the Emergency Personnel such as the Police and Fire Department in their capacity for their expertise in handling the situation as reported by WKYT. My prayers extend to the lone survivor and his family, friends and anyone involved with any part they played in the help of the victims and their family and extended families. I have special thoughts and prayers to Sherry and her husband who live in Monticello, Ky. one of the passengers was their son whom is Gary Threet. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to everyone involved.

May the LOVE and PRAYERS of the people and the Lord keep you strong and give you strength thru the coming days.


Earl, Elkhorn City

sorry about your loss may god be with you.from earl


Tracey, Georgetown

I The morning of the flight crash my husband & I were out and about and turned on the radio thinking this is "THE WEEKEND" a well deserved break from all the hectic weekday rush. Then I heard the breaking news. MY stomach knotted up instantly. I immediately hoped that everyone who died, died instantly. This tragedy has hit straight home for many and for others it has greatly saddened us too. The Bluegrass Airport is NOT where I will be aboarding ANYTHING EVER. They failed to do their jobs by making sure this horrific tragedy was avoided. I am glad they will add 5000 feet to the used runway to avoid any other tragedys. My heart goes out to all who were affected. They won't be forgotten, EVER!


Susan, London

I wanted to offer my deepest symphathy to Holly Gilberts children. She and I became good friends during my time as PTO president. We talked about our children, and our hopes for their future, and shared some moments that our kids did that made us proud and some that made us laugh . She will be greatly missed, but what I will remember is that every time I saw her, she had a huge smile on her face and something kind to say. My prayers will be with you


Terry, Cynthiana

My thoughts and prayers goes out to the victims of flight5191 and the families of these victims. may God be with you


David, Versailles

I think this a bad lost for everyone around the us. this will be a day that everyone will remember. to all the familys myself and wife to be we are sorry. to the man fighting for his life we hope he makes it. God bless all of you.


Scottie, Yeaddiss

Yeah, one of my boss was klled in this accident.. This s very tradge new


Lisa, Maysville

My thoughts and prayers go out to all that have lost a loved one. This is the saddest thing to happen. We never think that anything can happen to us till something like this happens. God bless all and everyone who has ever lost someone.


Marcia, North Port, FL

Please give Mike and Hollie's families my prayers and sympathies during this tragic time. I have to say that I was very, very heartbroken to hear that

2 very special people from my daughter's past were gone.We lived in London in 1996-2001 with my ex-husband. My daughter learned how to skate at Finley's when she was 4 years old!!!! Now at 14, she is one of the best girl skaters at our local skate park here in North Port. Hollie was a beautiful and special lady. She hosted several of my daughter's birthday parties. Hollie always made those parties so special and fun for my daughter and her friends. All the kids LOVED her. Mike always made the skating rink a fun and safe place for the kids. I am now divorced and my daughter and I live in Florida. I will always remember the special times at Finley's. Last night, when I saw Mike and Hollie's faces on the TV (on the "Geraldo Show") I just couldn't believe it!!! My daughter and I are very sad. The city of London has lost 2 very special people. May the families have comfort in knowing that they are now in a better place with our Father God and His Son Christ Jesus. I will keep these families in my prayers daily. Be Blessed!!!

Love from an old friend,



Judith, Lexington

My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Daniel, Lexington


Here is a picture and some information about our Fraternity Brother Erik "FRANK" Harris


Donna, London

To the families of flight 5191, my and my family send you our heartfelt sympathy.

So many stages of life were represented on that flight, from singles to long term marriages. As deep as your hurt is, know that God has a plan for you, and for those that you've lost. I truly believe this. The Bible clearly tells us that God will take care of us in our time of need, all we have to do is lean on him and believe. Rest assurred that your loved one is in a better place. To the families of the newly married couple, they will be together for eternity, and although you miss them tremendously maybe it will do you well to know that they have each other and that they will never be apart.


Tim, Irvine

I wanted to take this time to let all the families know that me and my church is keep all the families in our prayers. I sure was sadden to also hear that the plane crash in our Local Airport in Lexington, Ky.


Sammi, Mt. Sterling

My heart is heavy with sadness for those who lost their lives on Flight 5191 and for their families and friends left behind to cope with this tremendous loss. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away." When you think of your loved ones lost, wear a smile. They would want it that way. During the difficult days to come, I wish for peace in your heart and mind.


Rebekah, Barbourville

I would like to let everyone who's heart was saddened by this tradgedy, that you are in my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God hold your hearts in his hands and be with you during your time of need!


Heather, Paintsville

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and friends who lost loved ones on Flight 5191.


Doris, Inez

My prayers go out to the family and friends of the people on flight 5191, I think the person in the tower should watch the planes going out as well as the ones coming in, If the person in the tower had been watching , he could haved warned the pilot he was on the wrong runway. May God have mercy on himMy thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of flight 5191


Sandy, Danville

We are so sorry for the familys and what they must be going through.My prayers are with each and every one of you.At least you know they are with god looking down at you.


Jane, Cynthiana

My thouhts and prayers goe out to the families of the ones who died and to the family of Mr. Polehinke.


Teresa, Wellington

My heart goes out to all the victums and their families, I can't begin to understand what they are going through but I do know that God has a plan for each of us, that if we keep our faith and love one another we can't fail, to each family member let me say, I have you in my prayers, and in my heart, remember your loved ones and they will always be with you, and live each day as if it is your last, love thy neighbor, and love thy self.......God Bless and Keep You.....Bill and Teresa


Phillip and Danya, Melvin

Our prayers go out to all the family of the victims of Flight 5191. Keep your faith in God and his strength will pull you all through this tough time.

We are sure that people all across Kentucky as well as the entire United States have said prayers for each and everyone involved in this tragedy.

God Bless you all!

Phillip and Danya


Deborah, Georgetown

What the victims would say i they could...

"Do not weep for me, I am safe in my father's arms. Do not weep for yourselves and your loss of me, for whenever you think of me or speak of me, I will be there, with you."


Kathy, Lexington

Although I did not know anyone who was on that flight, I pray with the rest of the world for the families and friends trying to deal with the accident. I live in Lexington and never would I have imagined such a tragedy. God bless all who lost a friend, father, sister, brother, mother, cousin, aunt, and uncle.


Lydia Rhonda, Danville

I am so sorry for the passengers and their loved ones. NO ONE is to blame...it was a series of events that brought about this tragic event. My prayers are with everyone.


Richard, Clay City

All of us from the Clay City Volunteer Fire Department wants to let all the family members and friends know we are very saddened over accident. All of us here at the Clay City Volunteer Fire Department is praying for all of those that has been affected by this accident. If anyone needs help please feel free to call our station and we will do our best to help in anyway possible. Our number at the Station is 1-606-663-2288 Ask for Chief Richard Rogers


Tasha, Clay City

I want the family of C.W. Fortney to know that my family is always there for them like they always have been for us. I also want to let the other families know that they will forever remain in my heart and it has touched my life tremendously. It goes to show we never know what will happen or what the next second will bring. God bless each one of you as you go through this tragic time in your life.


Tim, Richmond

I am disappointed that less than 4 days after 49 people died the local news including WKYT cannot stay with live briefing for 15 more minutes before getting to your programming as in the last NTBS briefing


Amy, Mount Sterling

I would like to say that this is deeply the sadest thing that has happen to KY in a long time. I would like to send a special condolence out to all the families and friends that lost a loved one in the crash of flight 5191.


Wilma, Manchester

just praying for all family members


Dana, Winchester

I can not begin to imagine what I could say that would help to ease the pain and grief in any way. I just want the family and friends of these precious souls lost on Flight 5191 on Sunday to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers daily. May God bless and comfort each and everyone of you.


Roger, LexingtonIt a sad day for all of us back it on sept 11 it been a sad month and year for alls of us with the war and 911 and now this God hellp us alls


Walls, Stanford

My sisters and I would like to tell the families of flight 5191 that we are very sorry for their losses. We know that this is a very hard time for you right now, but just remember that god is watching over you in this time of need. We lost 2 people from our town on that day, and we would like to send our prayers and thoughts to the Demrow family tonight as they go through this at this sad time in their lives.


Carrie, Versailles

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims families. We love you Brian.

You will be greatly missed.


Dasie, Mount Olivet

I am very sorry for those people on board the 5191,and their families to go through this rough time of loosing their loved ones,it's never easy to accept something like this.I cannot fiqure out when the pilot noticed no runway lights why didn't he call to the tower,then the tower man might have seen what was going to happen,since he was busy at other duties.My heart goes out to all of you and God Bless all of you


Bruce, Kingsport, TN

I am so very sorry and heavy of heart for the family members and there loved one lost in this tragic accident,

I feel such a connection with those people and may even have a friend of long ago that was onboard during the accident of this airplane just don't know for sure yet,

And it's my prayers that all may have the peace needed and the answers there looking for concerning this tragedy.

Best wishes, Bruce


Donna, Barbourville

To the families of this terrible tragedy, my heart runneth over with complete sympathy for you and your entire family. Sometimes life seems so unfair and we just don't understand, but know that God is with you, he knows every hurt you feel and he has his arms open wide waiting to embrace you and comfort you. In this day to day life here on earth where it seems that there is such turmoil, take comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father has taken the hand of your loved one and led them down the streets of Glory.

No more worries, surely no more suffering, only complete and utter peace.

Although I know that you miss them so much, Jonathon and Scarlett are in a honeymoon paradise to compare to none other. We will see them again, when we ourselves get to the promised land.

God Be With You and Your Family


George, London

My deepest condolences go the Hooker, Parsley and Finley families in London along with all the other families who had loved ones that perished on Flight #5191. I had known Jon since he was a baby and no one adequately describe the pain that his family and friends are going through. Jon was what every father would want in a son and what every father with a little girl would want his daughter to marry. Scarlett was in so many ways just like Jon also, very sweet and spirtual. Our lives will be sadder from now on, but we will also a lot better for having gotten the chance to have known them. Pray for Jon's family as this trajedy follows the accident that took his father's life in 1992. What a tremendous person he was also.

They are a strong and resilient and spirtual family that we will all have in our prayers.


Debbie, London

Just who were Jon and Scarlett Parsley Hooker? I've asked myself this question over and over again this week.

They were every mom and dad's dream. They were every grandparents dream.

They were every child's dream of a sister or brother. They were the

type people you only read about in Emily Post's Book of Etiquette. They were the people of character Dale Carnegie described. They were the role models for youth of America. But more than anything, they were people who portrayed a life like Jesus Christ every day. If you were in a conversation with them about their accomplishments, they diverted the attention from themselves and began asking questions about you, or your family, or what you were doing. They were compassionate. They were passionate. They made a difference in the lives of everyone they met.

My deepest sympathy goes out to their families. I am so, so, sorry.

Their lives are examples of just how important it is to have godly parents and grandparents who invest in the lives of their children. I commend them on the way they nurtured and taught these two wonderful people.


Dawn, Stearns

It is a very sad thing what happened.why could anyone let an air traffic controller with only 2 hours sleep work. could someone else have not filled in for this person? things like this make me never want to fly and i have never been on a plane in my life. i send my condolences to all the family members of the crash victims.


James, Manchester

I am truly sorry for the lives that were lost that day.I just hope that the families

stay strong for one another. GOD BLESS


Jayne & Tim, Naples, FL

Being from lexington and losing a dear friend and 2 other victims, my heart is heavy. our thoughts & prayers are with all families & friends of the victims. now is when the faith is most important. God Bless!


Becky, Lancaster

My prayers go out for the lone air traffic controller who was working. I'm sure many will blame him/her, & he may even blame himself. But, I feel like it wasn't his fault he worked alone that morning, & it wasn't his fault he had to report back to work after having a short time between shifts. Someone should have been making sure he didn't have to work alone, & that he had time to sleep. May God watch over that controller & give him/her strength to get through each day.


Gina, Prestonsburg

Let me first start by saying how truly sorry I am for the loss of loved ones on Flight 5191. My prayers and heartfelt sympathy goes out to the families and loved ones of the victims. Also, to the sole survivor and his family.

I wish him a speedy recovery. I know that we all have more questions than we do answers, but placing blame doesn't change things nor does it give us answers. God has a plan and we are only participants in his plan. No matter the pain that we encounter, we must answer to God. All victims in this tragic incident have gone on to a much better place than where we are today. Let us have comfort in knowing that. God Bless each and everyone affected by this tragedy.


Jamie, Richmond

My deepest heartfelt sympathy is with any and all family members, friends, and loved ones of all those aboard Flight 5191. Such a terrible tragedy - so many wonderful lives lost. This proves that you truly do not know what your future beholds. Anything can happen to anyone at anytime. Trust in God and he will see you through it all. God Bless the families and the survivor as well as his family.


Elizabeth, Lexington





Teena & Jan, Manchester

Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families & friends of the victims of flight 5191. We have friends on both sides of Jon Hooker's family, and it is very hard to know what to do or say during such a time of grief. Just know, many prayers are with you. Having suffered tragedy in the past, you have an idea of what you will face. Our prayer for you is that you may find peace, strength and comfort in God's love which you know so well and have shared with so many. May God bless and keep you all. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Jan & Teena Nicholson.


Phil, Richmond

My wife & family sincerely send our heart-felt condolosences to each & all who lost a loved one on flight 5191. You will be in our prayers!


Jessica, Keavy

I think its just awful i worked for Finleys Fun center for a long time and i also played hockey there i knew hollie for a long time and she bandaged me up when i tore my chin open. Mike was a great guy and very open. They were great people to work with and its heartbreaking knowing that when i worked there they went to skate convetions all the time and thank god never got hurt but this time they will never make it. It was there time to go and my prayers go out to Mike and Hollies Kids and to all the Victims familys. it has impacted our lives grately.


Cindy, Georgetown

I just wanted to share my thoughts about the lawyer that put the ad in the paper.

I think it is completly immoral and a very tacky jesture in their part.

These families have enough on their plate without having to have ;awyers stuff ads in their faces.


Ashley, Barbourville

I think that Flight 5191 was a terrible accident. You know so many innocent people lost their lives. This is a lesson to learn... never take life for granted... enjoy life while you can. I'm sorry about all the families that has lost family and friends in this accident. Some kids has lost a mother or a father in this accident and I as a mother of a 3 weeks old daughter couldnt imagine my baby without her father or without me. I pray every night for all the families and all the passengers that were on that plane.


Jason, Harrodsburg

I hope that all of those familey members that was on flight 5191 and i hope that god will be with them the rest of the week i am 12 years old i go to mercer county school middle school so i will keep flight 5191 in my prayers thank you guys bye


Amy, Hinkle

My thoughts and prayers is with each family member and friends of each viticm of the crash .I want everyone to know if u don't know ur lord and savior day of all days is the day to get to know him he is the one and only that can help u threw the most horrible days of ur lives .I have learned that my self i lost someone close to me a year ago this october he was the only one that could give me comfort to let me know that i was going to make it threw the most horrible days of my life and i did if it wasn't for him i could n't had made it threw my family or friends could help me the way he did.


Robinson, Lawrenceburg

My heart goes out to all the families and friends that lost a special person in their life.In hard times the best thing to do is pray and talk to God as much as you can.I feel so helpless I have wanted to do something every since the accident.My family will visit the memorial at the airport and we will continue to pray.God bless all families.


Mary, Wayland

My prayers are with the families who lost someone in that tragedy


Bobby, Lexington

I had woken up at about noon, and I went over to a neighbors house and she had told me about it. It was on television and I just started pouring in tears. It was aweful and I just don't know what to say. I am so upset about it. My thoughts and prayers gos out to all the victims family and friends. God Bless.


Shannon, Frankfort

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families of flight 5191. May God wrap you in his arms through these hard times. May your grieving be easier knowing that your loved ones are in a better place.


Heather, Lexington

My name Is Heather and my thoughts and prayers goes out to the families of the victims that were in the crash of Flight 5191. I will be praying really hard as you all are having a rough time through this situation


Amanda, Elizabethtown

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the innocent victims who lost their lives in this tragic accident. We never know how precious life is until it's took too short. Your loved one are with you, even though you cannot see them they are still circling you as angels above.


Barry, Corbin

From all the members of the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Team, our sincere condolences go out to all of the families effected by this tragedy.


Caleb, Manchester

All my prayers go out to the family and friends of flight comair 5191. I knew 3 people that were on that flight. All 3 would have been a perfect role models for alot of people. They will be greatley missed. I was one of Jonathan clients and he helped me through alot. He became a very good friend. He let me know that there is hope in this world. That someone cares about people that were in trouble like people who has a disease of an addiction. He treated us equall. He showed he really cared about people like us. I will miss having conversations and conviding with him. He was one you could really trust. His wife was very sweet. I thought the world of both of them. I know he thought the world of her. Now there together etirnity on there honeymoon in Heaven. May God bless all that lost a love one on flight 5191.


Amber, North Middletown

My husband and I knew Jeff Williams, he will be very much missed by all who knew him and our hearts and prayers go to all who have been touched by this tragedy.


Jamie, McDowellI can not express the saddness that I feel for the families and their loved ones. I cried with you. I would also like to say that of what I have heard on the news about the crash about there only being one controller in the control room is also sad, but if it was one of my family members I would want to know why a piolot or co-piliot would make the mistake of trying to board the wrong plane then also getting on the wrong runway. That was two major mistakes within minutes. These mistakes just doesn't sit well with me. I hope the families get the satisfaction of really knowing why their innocent loved ones died in such a careless way. I am pray for you and with you.


Kelli, Somerset

I want to say that my prayers are with each and everyone of the families of 5191 i am very sad about the crash


Robinson, Lawrenceburg

I want to let everyone who had a friend or family member on flight 5191 know that they are in my prayers! We will be thinking about each and every one of you even though we had no connection to anyone on flight 5191. It is such a devastation and a loss for all of you. Everyone on the plane seemed to be visiting family, starting a new life together, or carrying on with there everyday routine. I have a place in my heart for all the family members and friends of the crash victims. You all will be on our prayer list at church. And for James, the lone survivor, you are in our prayers and we know that you will pull through and enjoy the family you have around you! Best of luck in recovering from the crash!


Karen, Ewing

All our prayers are for these families right now. Knowing one of the victims personally brings a reality that is very hard to understand. Once again, all our thoughts and prayers are with them all.


Janet, Irvine

My heart goes out to all the familys that has lost loved ones and friends. I work at EKU and when I heard the names of victims there the one that stuck out to me the most because of were I work at. It made me speechless and I did not what to say. It made me feel like I lost some close to me because when see and hear things like it hits hard close to home. A coworker of mine brother in law lost six of his coworkers. She told me when we watched the 12:00 clock news she did know what to say or do if she lost six coworkers like her brotherinlaw did. Your coworkers is just like your family because your with them more than you are with your real family. I feel bad for the tower guy because he was the only on duty at the time. This accident make you sad just like the 911 attack did. I will keep all of the family and friends in prayer and hope for the best for them. I keep asking my self this question over and over (Why or How could 5191 go down the wrong runway? Who is responsible for it the pilote orthe tower operater?) I just wanted to tell all that is affected by this think of the things that is to come and the good that has done past because you can always remeber the good times and it will make you feel better and think one day you will see or be with them in heaven. God Bless everybody that is affected by this and 911 and all the other accidents that has happend. TIme will tell what happend to Flight 5191.


Cheryl, London

I knew Hollie through my sister and she was a very sweet and kind person.

She had a beautiful smile and she will be missed.

God Bless her children and family, our prayers are with you.


Renee, Georgetown

I am deeply saddened by the losses of this tragedy and i pray that god comforts the families and i am very sad by this and if i can say one thing god loves you and he will be with you


Jamie, Monticello

I would like to extend my deepest condolences for the victims, and most of all the families of the victims, the ones who have been left behind to carry on, without their loved ones. I think that alot of people try to find someone to blame, when the bottom line is, that whether out of human error, or by some bizzare accident, it was these peoples time to go. God only knows why this happned, while we don't understand this, and it's so easy to find someone to place the blame, but we have to remember that each one of us are human, and it could have easily happned to any of us, if we had been working in the tower. We could have been there, and who knows each one of us could have done the same exact thing. I think that alot of times, these places work understaffed for whatever reason, and at any time something tragic could happen, so who do we blame? The guy in the tower, who was sleepy, and working alone, or the Airport. We need to each think before we cast that stone. With deepest sympathy, Jamie


Maxine, Richmond

Remember, we can use the painful resistance of tragedy to dternthen our faith for the path ahead.

May God Bless and strengthen you at this time and always.


Jim, Lexington

I have said a special prayer for all the families and friends who lost a loved one that day. I am sure that the 49 angels will always be close by to help us deal with this in our own ways. I have asked myself how can human error touch so many? Why does it take a tragic accident to unite all the people? I have had sleepless nights since Sunday with all the pain I feel for the people and the sadness. I hope that we all find the answers and pray it never happens again. May god touch your heart and ease your pain.

It is not good bye forever, just a little while till we meet on the other side. God Bless you all.


Alan, Pikeville

Just a terrible accident. Human failure on all parties caused this terrible crash. May God have mercy on the souls that were lost. Cherish today, because tomorrow is not promised.


Jeff, Somerset

It is a terrible tragic accident , I also feel the familys starting to pursue lawsuit is being a little selfish , mistake's happen we are all human and we will make mistakes , if we didnt we wouldnt be on this world to begin with , I think we should comfort and feel for the victims and victims familys but at the same time we need to realize we all are human.


Ken, Santa Monica, CA

KLEX Management Negligence:start of runway 22 was paved where it intersects 26 and in the dark the pilot might not have seen that it was mostly unpaved.

This might have lead the pilot to think he was on 26. No sign on surface of 22. Constr CO. at airport might have shown negligence. .

responciblilty is it to mark the runnway with painted surface signs the facilities or the construction co. FFA Negligence: One controller/two hours sleep. negligence due to not being able to think ahead and precieve that all the construction might creat a problem. signs, markings and

barriers should have been put in place. Pilot negligence: did not ck his

compass went ahead assumed he was on the 26. did not review airport plan. If he thought he was on 26 where did he think 22 had been? Maybe he

thought that 22 was the old runway closed that points in the direction

of Keenland. security video at airport show any hesitation on the part of the pilot in taxing to the runnway? Hopefully none of the passengers knew that they were on the wrong runnway even when the pilot didn't because now with all the cabin doors locked due to Homeland Security Problems they would not have been heard to shout out that they where on the wrong runnay..............perhaps they might have been ignored by the pilot.

With all the Homeland Security money floating around why was not the complete tarmak and views of 22 & 26 at KLEX covered by many cameras & angeles recording all events


Randy, Barbourville

On Sunday morning I lost two dear friends in the crash of Flight 5191. I have never known two finer people than Mike Finley and Hollie Gilbert.

I met them in 1995 when I began handling advertising for Finleys Fun Centers. Mike was the kind of businessman a young guy like myself could respect and learn from. He was intelligent, courteous, and very innovative. Hollie and I hit it off on the first day and our friendship grew closer and closer over the years. She truly loved the rollerskating industry and excelled at her job. I'll never forget the laughs we all shared over lunch at Ruby Tuesday, our regular meeting place, while making an honest attempt to keep it " down to business". Mike, I'll miss ya pal.

Hollie, I have a hole left inside of my heart without ya girl. May God be with you both.


Kay, Mt. Sterling

I'm so sorry for everyone that lost a loved one on Flight 5191,i have to be truthful , i didnt know anyone on that flight ,, but i cryed for every one that we lost ! i know the Lord is with each and everyone of those loved ones , He is holding their hands as they go through those Pearly Gates ,,May the Lord love and keep them safe . Again Im so sorry for everyone who lost their loved one on flight 5191 .My Prays are with each and everyone ,,GOD BLESS YOU ONE AND ALL !!!


Carol, Richmond

Like everyone else, I think this is a terrible tragedy; so many lives were cut short. My heart goes out to those families who will now have to deal with the grief of losing their loved ones.

I see the crash of flight 5191 exactly as it is - a horrible, horrible accident. Accidents are an unfortunate reality - humans make mistakes.

Whether they are pilots, air traffic controllers, or forklift operators; people are injured or killed everyday as they go about performing their daily tasks at work. Sadly, in this situation, many lives were lost as a result of human error.

I feel it is unfair to blame the air traffic controller or the bluegrass airport for this tragedy. Ultimately, both the pilot and co-pilot bear the responsibility of verifying that they are on the runway in which they have been cleared to take off from. They both should have verified the compass heading before attempting departure. It seems this would be a standard "checklist" item for the pilots, prior to take off.

Again, I am so very sorry for the lives lost, and my heart truly grieves for the families.


Tara, Corbin

My sympathy and prayers go out to the victims families and fiends I was blessed to have know one of victim. They will always be remember in my thoughts


Penny, Harrodsburg

My thoughts and prayers are with the families at this time. I too recently lost a family member in an accident and nothing prepares us for that. I am not going to try and say things to make you feel better because right now nothing will. I just want you to know that I am thinking of you.


Marie, Lexington

My thoughts, prayers and love goes out to each of the family members who lost a love one from the Flight 5191 crash. Even though your loved ones are gone as a body, their spirit will live on forever and always. God Bless each of you during this difficult time.


Allison, Richmond

I just wanted to let all the family and friends of the victims know that you are all in my prayers and I think about all the loved ones lost every hour of the day. God bless you all.


Sarah, Winchester

I went to school with Brian Byrd, he was truly a wonderful person! I got the pleasure of meeting his son in Feb. at a birthday party! He is a beautiful boy! My sincere condolenses go to his family and friends! As well as my condolenses to Ms. Rains' family, I am sure that she was a beautiful wonderful person as well.


Junnade, Lexington

My thoughts and prayers goes out to all the family members that lost a love one on flight 5191...I would also like to send out an extra prayer and condolence to the family of Mike Finley. He was a wonderful boss and owner and I owe all my pep and business smarts to him. He will be dearly missed.


Teresa, Thorton

To the family of Homer & Diane Combs.

You are in my families thoughts and prayers. God bless you as you go through this tragic time in your life.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and friends who lost loved ones on Flight 5191.


Jeff, Somerest

It is a terrible tragic accident , I also feel the familys starting to pursue lawsuit is being a little selfish , mistake's happen we are all human and we will make mistakes , if we didnt we wouldnt be on this world to begin with , I think we should comfort and feel for the victims and victims familys but at the same time we need to realize we all are human.


Anna, Winchester

I was sorry to hear this. Everyone blames everyone. But only God knows why. The ones that died on the plane got to go to heaven before we did. Our prayers are with you.


Pam, London

My thoughts and prayers with the all those who lost a loved one and to all those firefighters,medics,police who helped all they could. I knew The mother of Jon Hooker. She was my daughters teacher last year and you couldn't ask for a kinder more concern person for the children she teaches. I can see why I have heard so many good things about her own kids. I just hope that all these families find peace and comfort from their friends,family,churches and community. God Bless them all!!


Melissa, Carlisle

I'm sorry for all the familys ok loved ones that passed


David, Berea

From the foothills of the Appalachia, we are saddened by this tragedy. May God be with you for now and forever.


Linda, Kingwood, WV

My heart goes out to the families of the victims of flight 5191. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in time of sadness.


Kimberly, Greenville, NC

First, I want to extend my sympathy to the families and friends of the crash victims.

Secondly, this crash points out several areas of neglect which are largely ignored day to day in most airports. The short runway and the under-staffed control tower are only the top of the list.

This crash should never have happened, at Lexington or any where else.


Candice, Lexington

To God be the glory through the good and the bad. My heart goes out to everyone that's enduring pain due to this tragedy. It's never easy to lose someone but when it's unexpected, it almost seems unreal. I will especially miss my four co-workers from Galls. But the memories I have, will always be cherished. They were beautiful people. We have to remember to not take life for granted and to lean and trust in God. He will bring us through.



Ro, Annville

I graduated with Scarlet, she was one of the most sweetest girls at school.

I was just devastated when I turned on the news that morning and heard about her and John. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends of the flight. God Bless You All....

All the familys of the flight are in my thoughts and prayers each day...


Sandy, NA

I pray for the familes who lost a loved one (s) that God will comfort and strengthen you. I pray too, for the survivor, that God will touch him and bring him through this and give his family comfort and strength.


Emily, Berea

I heard about the crash on the way to church on sunday my heart dropped.i am so sorry for the families.on top of that it mine and my twin sisiters 31st b-day we felt so sick it was the worst birthday yet because of the crash our thoughts and prayers go out to the familieswith our deepest sympathy, Emily


Bonnie, Wilmore

I don't have a comment, but I do have a question. I belong to a National group that makes shawles for those going thorugh situations like this called Shawl Ministry. We would like to send the surriving families shawls.

Could you please tell me where to send them to? Thank you Bonnie


George, Lexington

Murphy the dog came to live with us last night. His master, Leslie Morris was killed along with his wife Kay on 5191. My wife worked for Mr. Morris for

36 years. Murphy has had a hard life, his first master had to give him away. Now his beloved master is dead. Our dog, Maggie, has welcomed him home and we are doing everything we can to make him feel at home. Murphy has some medical problems but there was no question that he would come to live with us. He is a real tie to Mr. Morris for my wife and I think she needs hime around. we will attend the furneral this week and I have arranged for a piper to play. Mr. Morris and Kay were always present at McCartheys pub after the St. Patricks day Parade. I am drum major for a local pipe band and Mr. Morris always enjoyed the pipes. As the funerals take place I am reminded of the atmosphere after 9-11. The whole New York City area was effected by the long string of funerals. Lexington is really a small town in many ways. The death havhad an effect on our whole community. God Bless the Families and God Bless us.


Andrew, Pikeville

I find it appaling that attorneys are advertising a lawsuit while the victims families are still in such a fresh state of grieving.

The lawsuits filed before victims had even been memorialized and buried were extremely insensitive.


Bill,, Lexington

Hello guys. I am a Reservist from the Lexington area and currently deployed to Iraq. I am serving along with another sailor who is from the London area.

We were both very saddened by the news of Flight 5191 and my entire unit wanted to send our deppest sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of everyone touched by this truely, tragic event.


Ray, Pikeville

Flight Crew 100% error


Tina, Regina

When it is your time to go, it is your time. I am glad that Jon and Scarlette went together I feel they would have not wanted to have it any other way. Some are mourning the lost of loved ones and burying them when others are worrying about how much money they are going to get out of such a tragedy.

Its not going to bring them back and its not going to replace them and it is definitely not going to answer unknown questions.

ove and Prayers will be with all familys of this horrible Tragedy and Accident.

May God be with all the families. I was reading in an article that one person is sueing so that one day they may find answers. How? Love and Prayers be with you all.


Donna, Virgie

I think it was avery sad cituation. i also think it could have been pervt ented thankyou i send my prayers to all the families i know because i lost 3 brothers in 15 months i'm so sorry for all those families goodbye, Donna


Julie, Nicholasville

My brother is a divorced surgeon from florida-he awakened to the news of the crash- realized- this was the flight he had scheduled to go home previously(and also takes approx. 1 time per mo)..he had rescheduled at the last minute,..in order to stay a little longer with his kids in the am. He was scheduled to take the next flight at approx 11:00 the same day.


Leona, Clayhole

I am sickened at the people that have lost their lives on this flight and my heart goes out to those peoples familys and friends. On another subject how come no one is talking about the 7 victims on the plane that crashed in Breathitt County , just because this was a bigger Air Line it gets more publicity. its sad those poor people and children on the small plane one day of talking about their lives and lets forget about them, but keep on talking about flight 5191. Don't get me wrong i feel sorry for every one in both crashes but both should get the same media coverage.Our corners in this area aren't used to handling things this disastourous but from what i hear the Breathitt and Perry county corners did a really terrific job in assissting the medical examiner from Frankfort. I am very proud to live in a community were the residents also help out when they are needed. Every one did a GREAT JOB in a bad situation.


James, Salyersville

My thoughts are that gross neglect led to the demise of Comair Flight 5191! The air traffic controller, too tired or not had a job to do and the job was not done!

Mr Nance said "...the controller shouldn't 'baby-sit' the pilots......". I say that plane was in the hands of the contoller and if baby sitting was needed, then 'baby sit' it! If it wouldn't be too much trouble or cost too much in paint and labor...why not make it mandatory to write the length of run way so pilots can see them where the 'take-off run' begins....This small precaution would have saved these forty-nine or possibly fifty lives.

Blame whom ever...but

these precious lives are gone!

Thank you.



Ellie, Frankfort

The more I think about the crash and the fact the Mr. Polehinke has survived thus far, the more convinced I become that God has a special purpose for his life. I don't pretend to know what that might be, but I hope and pray he will be strengthened to find out what the Lord has for him to do with the rest of his life.

My heart and prayers go out to the families of those lost. I hope they know that so many people truly care.


Chadwick, Harrodsburg

I've been watching the news, and I cant say how devestating it is....but all I know it was God's will and I know they surely will be missed....I'll always remember this day for the rest of my life. Thinking of you all.


Greg, Pineville

I think it is a tradegy that this has happened. We need to keep not only those of

5191 in prayer but the other famliy in Hazaed that was killed also.


Lorri n Chad, Hallie

Such a sad tragedy..Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone going through this ordeal. God Bless You All!!!


Sandy, Frankfort

First I would like to say that My heart and prayers go out to the families of those who lost love ones on 5191.I know it is a hard time , and we are all trying to make some since of this awful ordeal.When the time comes God don't wait for you to be at a certain place. I know it is so hard right now for the love ones and others who just don't understand all of this.

Why could this happen to 49 people the way it did. Questions being asked, and not answered.Why was the person in the tower not looking at the plane?

He could have seen the plane going down wrong run way. The air port not having enough money to put two people in the tower! Why would a pilot take off down a run way. When he was not 100% sure it was the right one. I guess at this time the questions need to be asked to stop this from ever happening to someone else. It still will not bring back the ones who was on 5191.No, one can stop the pain, or the hurting that only time will heal.Like alot of people have said,"To error is human." If they don't fix these problems that lead up to this awful crash then it was all for nothing. I feel so sorry for the families and friends of the loved ones who lost there lives. My prayers are with each and every one of you. As for Mr. Polehinke's family , we understand you dont' want the press to bother you at such a time. But, the world is really wanting to know who this sole survivor is doing. Have some heart for others. May God bless you all.


Becka, Frankfort

My prayers are with each family member who lost a loved one on flight 5191.Everyone should stop and really think about this. We rush out of our homes everyday, We never stop to think that we might not ever get to say I love you , I am sorry for something I have said . I missed you ,You should always live each day as if it was your last. Do the things you should and say the things you need to for tomorrow may never come to do those special things ..I think about that more and more each day now. Don't get mad at someone and think, well it will pass I will worry about it tomorrow..Being mad at someone or upset with someone just isn;t worth it in the long run.

Turn to that special person and let them know how you feel. For if tomorrow never comes, You will wish you had. God bless the families and friends of flight 5191. "May they all rest in peace"


Gayle, Orlando, Florida





Dave, Danville

Everyone will be missed


April, Paris

I feel bad for the familys i hope the get thought this!


Clara, Harrodsburg

I firmly believe this accident was pure pilot error. The last thing a pilot should do is check the compass heading, which they obviously did not do. There were MANY RED FLAGS totally ignored by the pilots.


Dennis, Covington

5191 Our hearts go out to the families,the loved ones and the friends, It never comeswith any warning that so many innocent lives were at their ends.

Blame will be laid on many but will not bring them back to life, Bring back a son or daughter,a friend,husband or wife.

A persons final judgement is how they are remembered and the impact that they leave behind, Keep good memories of them with you and use them for the strength you need to find.

So if a memory last forever-then loved ones are never really gone, They will live in the soul of each of you-with you every day as you travel on.

Each life is very special and death is rarely ever fair-WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SKY TOWARD HEAVEN-KNOW THAT 49 NEW ANGELS ARE SINGING THERE...


The familes and loved ones of FLIGHT 5191


Carol, Inez

I really thought this crash was senseless. Why weren't they warned which runway to take?


Rhonda, Nancy

I truely believe that it was an accident that could have been avoidable but an accident all the same. There was alot of human error but that is to be human after all. I would be very upset if it was omne of my relatives but at the same time if we learn something from it isn't that just as important as revenge? I am not a person who has" deep thoughts" but I would think that it takes something like this to bring people together and to help us understand that we are all human and there for we make mistakes. My heart and prayer gpes out to the families of the victims .

I hope that time helps them come to understand as well as forgive.

Rhonda -  wife of a Gulf War diableed veteran


Rob, Berea

I think that anytime we have the chance to look back on a terrible situation we can easily see what could have been done to prevent it. But looking forward which at some point we all must do I think that Lexington should consider negotiating with the land owner of the crash sight. I think that the property at the end of the runway should be cleared of buildings, trees and any other obstructions in the direct flight path. Then the ground should be restructured to be a downward slope for several hundred yards. This would allow any aircraft the was not able to gain enough speed for whatever reason a chance to recover or even belly land without hitting an embankment or obstruction which causes so much destruction to the aircraft. I feel this would prevent possible future deaths, and still allow the property owner to use this property.


Thomas, Stanford

A friend who is a Captain with American Air Lines told me that the Delta pilots were negligent,etc.


Brenda, Lexington

My sympthony is with the families. however i feel this was pilot error no lights and compass


Nina, Somerset

I think after hearing the tapes of the first responders on the news, I didn't approve of that. I think this hurts the family members to turn on the news and that is what they hear. I am friends with Sam Catron's family and they were so fed up with all the news and reports of Sam's death--it got so they would not watch the news because they never knew when this would come up. And his poor old aged mother--this just killed her. And I think this hurts the families of the deceased as much as the family of Sam Catron. Please consider the families before just having something to report on. There is plenty of good stuff going on around this area w/o having to dwell on the sad stuff...


Roger, Nicholasville

Did the pilot think he was at Toledo Express Airport? There is a runway #25 there and as he turned onto LEX runway 26, his compass heading would have been close to 25 degress. He would not have seen the painted 26 on the pavement because he would have been looking to his left lining up the plane. What flight did they first try to go to by mistake?

Just some thoughts.



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