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Air crash that killed 2 from Leawood still raises safety issues

Two passengers from Leawood were among the 49 killed on Aug. 27, 2006, when a Comair plane took off from the wrong runway in Kentucky and crashed. Despite a decade of technological advancements, 3-D “synthetic vision systems” in airline cockpits have yet to be fully approved by the FAA; they’re still uncommon in large commercial airliners. Pilots say similar systems could avert such tragedies.

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Ten years later: Remembering Comair Flight 5191

On the morning of Aug. 27, 2006, Comair Flight 5191 crashed on takeoff at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport. Forty-nine passengers and crew were killed; one crew member survived. Ten years later, this video from that week still pays powerful tribute to the victims.
David Stephenson Herald-Leader Staff
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