Government & Politics

Government & Politics

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.

Elections 2016

Trend toward early voting squeezes window for campaigns

Although early voting in Kansas doesn’t start until late October, candidates both national and local are working to court voters well ahead of Election Day. Missouri offers absentee voting, but no early voting. A Colorado official says early voting “certainly changes the way people campaign.”

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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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Ten years later: Remembering Comair Flight 5191

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