Kentucky Court Hears Comair Arguments
The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments last month on the question of whether a lower court can hold Lexington Blue Grass Airport liable for the Aug. 27, 2006, crash of a Comair Bombardier CRJ that killed 49 of its 50 occupants. Comair contends that the airport should bear some responsibility for the crash for not adequately notifying the pilots of a construction project that diverted airplanes on the taxiway. Lawyers for the airport argued that opening county entities to lawsuits could jeopardize essential services to the public. A Comair spokesperson said the airline’s lawyers did not know when the Supreme Court might hand down its decision.