Comair Co-Pilot Sues Runway Lighting Company | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Most Recent Daily Airborne

Airborne On ANN

Airborne On YouTube/Hi-Def/Mac Friendly

Monday

Airborne 01.26.15

Airborne 01.26.15

Tuesday

Airborne 01.27.15

Airborne 01.27.15

Wednesday

Airborne 01.28.15

Airborne 01.28.15

Thursday

Airborne 01.29.15

Airborne 01.29.15

Friday

Airborne 01.30.15

Airborne 01.30.15

Wed, Aug 29, 2007

Comair Co-Pilot Sues Runway Lighting Company

Suit Alleges LEX Lighting Design 'Erratic And Haphazard'

The lone survivor of the Comair Flight 5191 accident has filed a lawsuit against the company that designed Blue Grass Airport's runway and taxi lights.

James Polehinke survived the accident that claimed the lives of the other 49 people on board the CRJ-100 that mistakenly took off from the wrong, too-short runway at LEX in the early morning hours of August 27, 2006 in Lexington, KY, and crashed. He lost a leg and suffered severe head injuries.

Polehinke's lawsuit against AVCON, Inc. alleges the company failed to use appropriate care in its lighting design, calling it erratic and haphazard, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Federal investigators have said the main runway's lights were operational that morning, but the center lights were not.

As ANN reported, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled last month there were several factors that led to the accident.

"This accident has led us into the briar patch of human behavior," said NTSB board member Debbie Hersman. "No simple cause. No single solution. No 'aha' moment."

Polehinke faces a number of wrongful death lawsuits from families of victims of the crash.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov, www.avconinc.com

Advertisement

More News

Klyde Morris 01.30.15

Never Feel Guilty About That Which You Cannot Change, Klyde FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Airborne 01.29.15: Meridian Upgraded, Solar Impulse Readies, Pipistrel's Wattsup

Also: Allegiant Strike?, API Partner Profile--AEA, VP-26's Last Orion, Orbital Merger, FAA Penalizes, Airbus Helis Piper Aircraft has introduced its newest top-of-the-line M-Class >[...]

Airborne 01.28.15: AMA Steps Up, AirAsia Stall Warnings, Obama Wants Carbon Cuts

Also: Ridiculous Arkansas Regs Proposed, Tecnam Juggernaut, New EC135 T2+ Training Helo, NBAA Joins 'Know Before You Fly', Wipaire Grand Opening, AirVenture SkyDive Record As the m>[...]

Airborne 01.29.15: Meridian Upgraded, Solar Impulse Readies, Pipistrel's Wattsup

Also: Allegiant Strike?, API Partner Profile--AEA, VP-26's Last Orion, Orbital Merger, FAA Penalizes, Airbus Helis Piper Aircraft has introduced its newest top-of-the-line M-Class >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.30.15)

C133 Cargomaster Project It seems as if there's a website out there for almost any type of airplane that's ever flown, and while roaming around the Internet, we came across this on>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC