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Comair trial canceled

A court official says a trial over a 2006 Comair plane crash that killed 49 people in Kentucky is canceled after most families reached settlements with the airline.

Mark Armstrong, Chief Deputy Clerk for U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, said that the trial scheduled to start Monday was called off after the agreements were
reached.

Details of the agreements were not immediately released.  The lawsuits claimed Comair was negligent because its pilots steered the plane in the pre-dawn darkness to the wrong runway, one that was too short for a proper takeoff.

The jet hit trees and a perimeter fence before crashing in a farm next to Lexington's Blue Grass Airport.

 

 

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