BlueGrass Kentucky plane crash: is this a stupid question?


If X marks the spot of the crash, from which runway did the plane take off?

 

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Stinker says
Also there was only one guy in the tower, there had been repair work on the runway lights & the guy in the tower had had only 2 hours sleep & turned his back while the plane was taking off; a tragedy of errors & probably lawsuits. "What is your vested interest?" I'm not gona waste my time talking to you. You apparantly just want to start an argument that isn't gona go anywhere. I could care less about you wanting to know what my vested interest is. I made some comments, that is that. Your the one who first told me to go to Hell. I may have never said anything if you would have kept your "Go to Hell" comment to yourself. Dumb-means not having knowledge. Ass-means Donkey. Hell-means a place void of light. A dark place. So we have-Dumb-Ass-Hell. Or a Dumb ass in hell. Or a An ass flys on an Airplane and crashes. Or how about An ass works at the control tower. Whatever!

Mark de LA says
I would have to know which of those runways were for landing & which were for takeoffs & what were the flight patterns that were authorized to answer that question. 


Seth says
Update:
source: forbes.com
The main runway is 7,000 feet long, but the shorter one is just 3,500 feet and unlit, designed mostly for small private planes. Aviation experts said the twin-engine CRJ-200 regional jet would have needed 4,500 feet to fully get off the ground.
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Neither the Federal Aviation Administration nor Comair, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines Inc., would speculate on the cause of the crash or say which runway the plane was on. But aerial images of the crash site in the rolling hills of Kentucky's horse country showed trees damaged at the end of the shorter runway and the nose of the crashed plane almost parallel to the smaller strip.
This article might shed some light on why they apparently were using the shorter runway ...
source: Blue Grass Airport Shutdown for Runway Repaving Aug 21, 2006 04:23 PM
If you're head out Versailles Road this weekend you will see plenty of dump trucks, but no airplanes.

Blue Grass Airport is shutdown to air traffic until Sunday evening. Crews are working 48 hours straight to repave the runway.

The three-million dollar construction project has snatched up nearly every asphalt worker in the area so the construction can be completed quickly.The construction will also affect traffic on Versailles Road, parts of Versailles Road will be closed to allow the more than 100 asphalt trucks to get to the airport.    

It's been 12 years since the runway was last resurfaced. Besides the repaving work, crews will also replace lighting around the runway.


Seth says
Here is confirmation of what happened ...
source: Runway Mistake Caused Fatal Crash
NTSB investigators confirmed Sunday night that the crash of a Delta-Comair commuter flight from Lexington, Kentucky to Atlanta came after the jetliner took off on the wrong runway. 49 people died.

As night fell at the Lexington airport investigators had already found key evidence on runway 26; a short strip at Bluegrass Airport, and from one of flight 5191's black boxes.
Well i was just a bit ahead of the awareness curve on this one ... not much, but a bit.

Mark de LA says
Also there was only one guy in the tower, there had been repair work on the runway lights & the guy in the tower had had only 2 hours sleep & turned his back while the plane was taking off; a tragedy of errors & probably lawsuits.

Stinker says
This was a Dumb mistake. If I were a Family member of the people killed on the flight, I would sue the pants off the Airport and the Airlines. The airport should be shut down, period!

Mark de LA says
Stinker 2006-09-10 06:43:24 4268
This was a Dumb mistake. If I were a Family member of the people killed on the flight, I would sue the pants off the Airport and the Airlines. The airport should be shut down, period!

Your comment is pretty much the same knee-jerk reaction that everyone else has.

I can imagine a lawyer hell where God & a lawyer are reviewing the lawyer's life & they come up upon one of the lawyer's indescretions. The lawyer starts to argue his case, but God (the prosecutor & judge) has a better argument every time the lawyer is about to speak.  The lawyer looks around for a sympathetic face in the eternal jury but never finds one (because the members of the jury are also God). The sentence ? Follow the golden rule next time you get a chance! (Otherwise go to Hell!).


Stinker says
You can go to Hell as far as I am concerned. Anyone in the Airline industry should take extra care in there duties. Airplanes go very fast, they need room to take off, and they go way up in the sky. And they carry Jet Fuel. They are literal flying bombs. That means that there should be no mistakes. Especially on takeoff. I can understand a plane crash in a thunderstorm, or one falling from the sky due to mechanical failure, but an accident that was done by stupidity, is exactly that, a dumb mistake. The Airport, the pilots and the control tower are all to blame on this. I can tell you this, if your dumb enough to go to that Airport and board a plane go for it. I don't plan on flying in a plane and taking off from an airport when there is plain dum ass's running the show.

Mark de LA says
Stinker, are you a lawyer ? Judging by your posts you have some vested interest here. Have you ever made any dumb-assed mistakes in your life? Are you related to any of the victims?
Filing law suits & going to courts wll make lawyers rich, deep pockets poorer but will not bring back even one of the lives of any of the victims. It takes cooperation not polarization to keep this kind of thing from happening.  Anyway, welcome aboard & continue to vent if you like if it makes you feel any better. 


Mark de LA says
Stinker 2006-09-12 12:22:16 4268
The airline is now urging pilots to use "extreme caution" at Blue Grass, the e-mail said. Need I say more?
I hope every pilot carrying passengers use extreme caution when flying & landing anywhere!

Mark de LA says
More here today on this from CNN - Comair had old diagram of Kentucky Airport  - I wonder if this new information will affect Stinker's point of view ? (Maybe a chance to blame it on Bush now!)




Stinker says
The airline is now urging pilots to use "extreme caution" at Blue Grass, the e-mail said. Need I say more?


Stinker says
Anyway, welcome aboard & continue to vent if you like if it makes you feel any better. "I could care less about your site." If all you want is people to get on here and say I am sorry the plane crash happened, then what a boring site it would be. We all make mistakes, that is only Human. We all have to die. My day will come, yours will to, it may be an accident, it may be a health issue. Or just your time to go. I just got back from a flight from Florida. What use to take days to travel now can be done in a couple of hours, quite outstanding an achievement in technology. I have made a few flights from point A to B. I have found that there neeeds to be more safety and communication in Airports and with the Airlines and passengers. The Airlines don't tell the passengers a lot when it comes to flying. Why? Because they don't want to scare the passengers. I could go on and on, but I think as a passenger you should be asking why? It is your life your family at stake. I think you owe it to your family anyway, even if you don't care about your own safety! But, it is a good thing that the Bluegrass Airport is being considered for improvements. I hope it is a safe Airport for future fliers, and I hope the line of communication is improved. "Happy and safe Flying for you all!"

Mark de LA says
M 2006-09-12 12:50:16 4268
Stinker, you still haven't answered the questions about your vested interest in this.  It is hard for me to believe that your harsh words are just the product of citizen concern.  You may well note (as you almost did) that the WORLD IS UNSAFE!  Nobody gets out alive!

How much more are you willing to pay for the price of a ticket for a guarantee of ...say 95% safety?

Mark de LA says
Stinker (an appropriate name), I did not tell you to go to hell (yet). If you can read then re-read my post.  I told a joke about lawyers. Of course if you are a lawyer it may apply.  It was just a lawyer joke.  The rest or your recent post is incoherent.


Stinker says
Yea I see! I guess I didn't read it right. Sorry! Well, no I am not a lawyer. I did study law for a year, but I dropped out of the class. I got tired of reading law books. No, I don't have any vested interest in this plane crash. I just thought that it was a bad deal for the passengers. I mean, the pilot gets on the wrong airplane, the airplane goes down the wrong runway, the pilots never knew they were on the wrong runway and they didn't know the runway had work done on it. Also the Control tower screwed up. I mean how bad can things be. I call it a bad mistake (Dumb, stupid,Dumbass, whatever) and it costs the lives of 49 people. It was a waste of life, and it should have never happened. I am gona end my posts here, because I have stated my case. Good lawyer joke, though!

Mark de LA says
Stinker, apology accepted!  - create your own group & hang around if you have more to say.


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