"Whoa!" Comair Crash Update
The FAA has released the voice recordings of the two pilots aboard the Comair plane that crashed in Kentucky a few months back. Polehinke, the first officer and lone survivor, noted to his co-pilot as they taxi-ed down the runway the strange absence of lights, and then, presumably as they reached the end of the runway and realized that they were on the wrong one--one far too short for commercial flights--exclaimed, "Whoa!" Family of crash victims have filed multiple lawsuits against Comair, but Comair insists that the FAA and the Lexington airport deserve part of the blame, the FAA for placing only one officer in the tower (there should have been two) and the airport for allegedly failing to publicize properly changes in the runway following recent construction. All this finger-pointing--and honestly, all parties voice valid arguments--means that financial settlements will be a long time coming, if ever they do.