Comair Files Suit

By: Katie Weber/AP
By: Katie Weber/AP

The Northern Kentucky based airline whose plane crashed in Lexington nearly two months ago has now filed suit.
Comair filed the suit today in U.S. District court in Lexington against the Federal government and the Lexington-Fayette Urban county airport.
Flight 5191 crashed on August 27th, killing 49 on board leaving only one survivor, the co-pilot James Polehinke.
The plane crashed after taking off a runway too short to handle the plane.
Only one air traffic controller was working at the time of the early morning crash, one less than required by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Don Bornhorst, Comair President, said in a written statement:
"We filed the lawsuit and administrative claim to help resolve in a timely manner how costs for the victims families are shared fairly and reasonably among all parties who share responsibility in this accident."

Bluegrass Airport provided this statement:
"Bluegrass Airport has provided, provides and will continue to provide a safe environment for the arrival and departure of aircraft.
We are disappointed that Comair has chosen to make ill-founded claims against the airport board, its members and employees.
Bluegrass airport will continue to serve our community with a safe and secure environment for the operation of aircraft."

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