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Anniversary of Flight 5191 Crash

Today marks the one year anniversary of the crash of Comair Flight 5191.

The plane took off from the wrong runway at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport on August 27, 2006. It crashed shortly after take-off.

49 People aboard the flight died. James Polehinke, the flight's first officer, was the only survivor. He's recovering in Florida.

A private memorial is scheduled today for the victim's families. Sunday, a public memorial was held at Southland Christian Church. More than a thousand people attended.

In a hearing last month, National Transportation Safety Board investigators said failure by Comair pilots to notice clues they were headed down the wrong runway was the primary cause of last summer's deadly plane crash.

Lawsuits filed against Comair and Polehinke are still pending.
Family members for more than 30 victims have filed suits.
Ten of them have been settled out of court.
Comair has filed suits against both the US Government, and Blue Grass Airport.
The airline claims both the Federal Aviation Administration, and the airport should share blame for the crash.

Those who died on Comair Flight 5191:

Rebecca Adams, Harrodsburg
Lyle Anderson, Ottawa, Ont.
Christina Anderson, Inglewood, Ont.
Arnold Andrews, Tampa, Fla.
Anne Marie Bailey, Vancouver, B.C.
Bobbie and Jesse Benton, Stanford
Carole Bizzack, Lexington
George Brunacini, Georgetown
Brian Byrd, Richmond
Jeffrey Clay, Burlington
Homer and Diane Combs, Lexington
Fenton Dawson, Lexington
Thomas Fahey, Leawood, Kan.
Mike Finley, London
Clarence Wayne Fortney II, Lexington
Wade Bartley Frederick, Danville
Hollie Gilbert, Somerset
Erik Harris, Lexington
Kelly Heyer, Cincinnati area
Jonathan and Scarlett Parsley Hooker, London
Priscilla Johnson, Lexington
Tetsuya and Nahoko Kono, Lexington
Charles Lykins, Naples, Fla.
Dan Mallory, Bourbon County
Steve McElravy, Hagerstown, Md.
Lynda McKee, Richmond
Bobby Meaux, Harrodsburg
Leslie and Kaye Morris, Lexington
Cecile Moscoe, Richmond
Judy Ann Rains, Richmond
Michael Ryan, Lexington
Mary Jane Silas, Columbus, Miss.
Pat Smith, Lexington
Rebecca Adams, Harrodsburg
Tim Snoddy, Lexington
Marcie Thomason, Washington, D.C.
Greg Threet, Lexington
Randy Towles, Watertown, N.Y.
Larry Turner, Lexington
Victoria Washington, Richmond
Jeff Williams, Lexington
Paige Winters, Leawood, Kan.
Bryan Woodward, Lafayette, La.
JoAnn Wright, Cincinnati


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