Remembering Comair flight 5191

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Today marks the ninth anniversary of the tragic Comair flight 5191 crash at Blue Grass Airport on August 27, 2006.

The crash occurred following a mistake on the runway. Unaware, the pilot of flight 5191 prepared for take off on the wrong runway. The flight crashed because the runway was too short for takeoff.

In total, 49 people lost their lives. Many of the victims were residents of central Kentucky.

The only person to survive the crash was the co-pilot, Jim Polehinke.

To honor those who lost their lives, a memorial was built at the Arboretum on University of Kentucky's campus.






 
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