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Airplane Crash Kills 49 After Taking Off Wrong Runway

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A commuter jet, Comair Flight 5191, that took off the wrong runway at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport crashed shortly after take off and killed all but one of the fifty people on board. The flight headed to Atlanta apparently started on a 1,066 meter-long strip, which is only half the length of the airport’s main runway usually used for commercial flights. Officials of the National Transportation Safety Board have already disclosed this particular runway was not intended for commercial flights such as the Comair 5191 which crashed less than an kilometer from the end of the runway. Although the investigation is still very much on going, this tragic accident is unquestionably going to lead to a lot of litigation after the Kentucky based airport to allowed such a horrible mistake to be made.