Preston just called me from work to let me know so I didn’t wake up and just hear the news in an arbitrary manner. Right now, we don’t know if anybody we know was on the flight.
Comair Flight Crashes Near KY Airport
Aug 27, 9:10 AM (ET)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A Comair flight carrying 50 people crashed a mile from Lexington’s airport Sunday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration said. At least one person survived.
Comair Flight 5191, a CRJ-100 regional jet with 47 passengers and three crew members, crashed at 6:07 a.m. shortly after taking off for Atlanta, said Kathleen Bergen, another FAA spokeswoman.
There was no immediate word on what caused the crash.
The University of Kentucky hospital is treating a survivor from the crash who is critical condition, spokesman Jay Blanton said. No other survivors have been brought to the hospital, he said.
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Delta Air Lines: http://www.delta.com