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"Sixth Lawsuit against Comair Filed"

October 10, 2006

The family of a woman who was killed in the crash of Comair flight 5191 last month is the sixth to sue the airline.

Kathleen Moscoe’s daughter, Cecile Moscoe died in the crash. She has filed a lawsuit on Cecile’s behalf in the U.S. District Court accusing Comair of negligence.

According to the suit, Cecile Moscoe experienced “conscious pain and suffering” when the plane crashed and quickly caught on fire, killing all 49 aboard the plane, and leaving only the copilot alive.

On August 27, the plane got ready for takeoff from the Lexington airport before dawn with 50 people on board. The pilot went down the wrong runway, and found it to be too short. The plane barely took off before crashing in a nearby field.
Federal officials have been investigating how such a mistake could have occurred. The plane tried to take off from the shortest of the airport’s runways, which was meant for small planes only.

According to some reports, the crash was a result of understaffing, and that the air traffic control tower operator had turned his back from his post to do other work in the early morning hours when few planes were to be coming and going.
Plaintiffs suing over this accident are expected to recover several millions of dollars in compensation each. Since the accident, the airport has put two air traffic control tower operators on the late night/early morning shift.

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Legal Rights
Aviation law is becoming increasingly important, as the number of passengers and airplane flights grows larger. Human mistakes and mechanical difficulties are two of the most common causes of aviation accidents. Our expert aviation accident attorneys can help families and victims of aircraft accidents and help eliminate preventable disasters from occurring in the future.

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