The Crash of Comair 5191

The Crash of Comair 5191

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On August 27, 2006, Comair Flight 5191, a Bombardier CL-600-2B19, crashed during takeoff from the wrong runway of Blue Grass Airport, Lexington, Kentucky, killing 49 of the 50 people aboard. From the beginning everything went wrong. First the captain and first officer boarded the wrong airplane, only after starting the auxiliary power unit they found out they were in the wrong aircraft. Taxiing to the takeoff position the captain and first officer were so deeply engaged in a private conversation that they did not realize they took the wrong runway. The air traffic controller did not notice anything.6 On March 23, 2007, Comair revised its operations manual to include a section titled, a€œDeparture Runway Check. ... Crashed on a Partially Closed Runway During Takeoff, Singapore Airlines Flight 006, Boeing 747-400, 9V-SPK, CKS Airport, anbsp;...

Title:The Crash of Comair 5191
Author:George Cramoisi - 2009-09-01


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