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Film shown in Lexington featuring Comair 5191 pilot and sole survivor

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The new documentary, Sole Survivor, features four sole survivors of commercial plane crashes The new documentary, Sole Survivor, features four sole survivors of commercial plane crashes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's been nearly 7 years since the Comair plane crash in Lexington that left 49 people dead, and now the sole survivor is speaking about that day in a documentary.

On Thursday evening, the community of Lexington had the chance to view the new documentary, Sole Survivor.

Worldwide, there are 14 known sole survivors of commercial plane crashes.

James Polehinke is among four featured in the new documentary. He was the co-pilot of Comair Flight 5191 when it crashed on August 27, 2006.

Forty-nine of the fifty people on the plane died when it took off from the wrong runway at Bluegrass Airport.

Although the media was not allowed inside the Kentucky Theatre for the screening of Sole Survivor, community members and family members of the victims were.

In the film, Polehinke apologizes for the crash.

"It was good to see him speak and good to see him say he was sorry and to talk a little more about some of the aspects of the crash I hadn't heard before. I had already reached my own point of closure in moving on, but that does provide a little more of a sense of security," says Matthew Snoddy, whose father was on Comair Flight 5191.

"I was very hesitant about coming, but it did add to the closure. But the closure will never be complete," says David Combs, whose family member was on the flight.

Those close to the film are hoping it gave people a new perspective of what the pilot has gone through after surviving the horrific crash.

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