Kentucky plane crash

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Plane crash in kentuckey

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - A Comair jet carrying about 50 people crashed on Sunday shortly after takeoff in Lexington, Kentucky, killing dozens of people, a U.S. aviation official said. Media reports said one person survived.

"Local authorities have advised FAA there are significant fatalities," Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.

"There is a report of a fire on impact. It went down in an area of rugged terrain," she said.
The plane normally carries 47 passengers and a three-person crew but may also have been carrying an off-duty crew member.

Local media reported one person, believed to be a crew member, survived the 7 a.m. EDT (12 p.m. British time) crash and was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

Flight 5191, a 52-seat Bombardier Canadair CRJ-100 jet operated by Delta Air Lines's regional carrier, Comair, had taken off from Blue Grass Airport, bound for Atlanta.

A local television station reported the plane may have taken off from the wrong runway, without citing a source.

It was not raining at the time of the crash and visibility was 8 miles, Bergen said, adding it was premature to speculate about what caused the crash. A National Transportation Safety Board team was en route to the crash site, she said.
 
#2
One survivor, the first officer.
Looks like they tried to take off on the wrong runway -a runway that is 3500 feet. The aircraft fully loaded neded 6000 feet at least. Pilot had two choices to take off or abort. Combination of pilot error and air traffic control IMO.
 
#3
RIP to the victims of this tragic accident, and condolences to the families who will undoubtedly be changed

And a speedy recovery to the survivor
 
#4
How can one person survive this sort of disaster? Lets hope he survives to tell his story
 

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