Lexington, KY Commuter Plane Crash, Aug 2006
One woman was there expecting her sister. The two had planned to fly together to catch an Alaskan cruise, Boyce said.
"Naturally, she was very sad," Boyce said. "She was handling it. She was in tears."
The only survivor of the crash was identified as First Officer JAMES M. POLEHINKE, who was in critical condition after surgery at the University of Kentucky Hospital.
The other crew members were Capt. JEFFREY CLAY, who was hired by Erlanger, Ky. -- based Comair in 1999, and flight attendant KELLY HEYER, hired in 2004. POLEHINKE has been with Comar since 2002.
The plane had undergone routine maintenance as recently as Saturday and had 14,500 flight hours, "consistent with aircraft of that age," Bornhorst said.
Investigators from the FAA and NTSB were at the scene, and Bornhorst said the airline was working to contact relatives of the passengers.
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Presidet Bush, who is spending a long weekend at his family's summer home on the Maine coast, was being briefed on the crash.
"The president was deeply saddened by the news of the plane crash in Kentuky today," she said. "His sympathieis are with the many families of the victims of this tragedy."
Among those killed were a newlywed couple starting their honeymoon. JON HOOKER, a former minor-league baseball player, had just married SCARLETT PARLSEY the night before the crash in a fairy tale wedding ceremony complete with a horse-drawn carriage and 300 friends.
"It's so tragic because he was s happy last night," said Keith Madison, who coached HOOKER'S baseball team at the University of Kentucky and attended the wedding. "It's just an incredible turn of events. It's really painful."
The crash marks the end of what has been called the "safest period in aviation history" in the United States. There has not been a major crash since Nov. 12, 2001, when American Airlines Flight 587 plunged into a residential neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., killing 265 people, including five on the ground.
Winchester Star Virginia 2006-08-28
Listing of Crew and Passengers on Flight 5191.
JAMES M. POLEHINKE, 44, co-pilot, Margate, Fla.
Pilot Capt. JEFFREY ADAM CLAY, of Burlington, Ky., hired by Comair in 1999.
Flight Attendant KELLY J. HEYER, 27, of Cincinnati, Oh., hired by Comair in 2004.
JONATHAN HOOKER, 27, of London, Ky., newlywed leaving on honeymoon.
SCARLETT PARSLEY HOOKER, 23, of London, Ky., wife leaving on honeymoon.
MIKE FINLEY, 52, of Corbin, Ky., owner of Finley Fun Center.
CHARLES LYKINS, 46, of Naples, Fla.
LESLIE W. MORRIS, II, 72, of Lexington, Ky., lawyer.
LARRY TURNER,51, of Lexington, Ky., associate Dean for University of Kentucky Extension and Director of Cooperative Extension Service.
PATRICK HOGAN SMITH, 58, of Lexington, Ky., member of Habitat for Humanity International's board of directors.
GEORGE BRUNACINI, 60, owner of Bona Terra Farms in Georgetown, Ky.
JEFF WILLIAMS, 49, a horse trainer working at Thoroughbre Training Center in Lexington, Ky.
DAN MALLORY, 55, of Bourbon County, Ky., who ran Meadow Haven Farms.
JUDY ANN RAINS, 35, of Richmond, Ky., owner K-9 Design Pet Grooming.
PAIGE M. WINTERS, 16, of Leawood, Kan., horse trainer and rider.
WADE BARTLEY FREDERICK, 44, Danville, Ky., salesman.
STEVE McELRAVY, 57, Hagerstown, Md., U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources employee.
LYNDA McKEE, 57, Richmond, Ky., gift shop manager.
THOMAS FAHEY, 26, of Leawood, Kan., riding trainer.
CAROLE BIZZACK, 64, of Lexington, Ky., wie of an Eastern Kentucky University Regent.
MARCIE THOMASON, 25, of Washington, D.C., daughter of Bill Thomason, administrative manager of Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington, Ky.
HOMER COMBS, SR., 51, of Lexington, Ky., vice president of Systems Design Group.
DIANE COMBS, 52, of Lexington, Ky., wife, employee of Systems Design Group.
CLARENCE WAYNE FORTNEY, II, 34, of Stanton, Ky., an Air Tran pilot.
CECILE MOSCOE, 29, of Lexington, Ky., an account representative with Lexington based public safety equipment maker Galls, Inc.
ROBERT I. MEAUX, 31, of Lexington, Ky., an account representative with Galls, Inc.
ERIK HARRIS, 28, of Lexington, Ky., a sales team leader with Galls, Inc.
PRISCILLA JOHNSON, 44, of Lexington, Ky., an auditor with Galls, Inc.
GREGORY ALAN THREET, 35, of Lexington, Ky., assistant manager with Crawford and Company.
BRIAN BRYD, 28, of Richmond, Ky.
BETTY B. YOUNG, 74, of Lexington, Ky. and Naples, Fla.
RANDY TOWLES, 47, of Watertown, N.Y., personal trainer.
TETSUYA "TETSU" KONO, 34, of Lexington, Ky., a design engineer of LBX, Company.
NAHOKO KONO, 31, of Lexington, Ky., wife.
JESSE CLARK BENTON, 48, of Stanford, Ky.
BOBBIE SUE BENTON, 50, of Stanford, Ky., wife.
LYLE ANDERSON, 55, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, a harness race horse owner.
CHRISTINA ANDERSON, 38, of Inglewood, Ontario, Canada, horse breeder.
FENTON DAWSON, 46, of Lexington, Ky., Allied Computer Services employee.
KAYE CRAIG MORRIS, 57, of Lexington, Ky., former nurse.
ARNOLD ANDREWS, 64, of Tampa, Fla., senior vice president of WestCare Foundation.
HOLLIE GILBERT, 35, general manager of Finley's Fun Centers in London, Ky.
TIMOTHY SNODDY, 51, owner of Snoddy Consulting Inc. in Ashland, Ky., where he was a CPA, forensic accountant, business valuator and litigation consultant.
JoANN WRIGHT, 56,of Cincinnati, Ohio, a medical office receptionist at University Hospital of Cincinnati.
MICHAEL NOEL RYAN, 55, Lexington, Ky., stockbroker.
MARY JANE SILAS, 58, Columbus, Miss., manager at Logista, Inc.
REBECCA ADAMS, 47, Harrodsburg, Ky.
ANNE MARIE BAILEY, 49, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, veterinary technician.
VICTORIA WASHINGTON, 54, Madison County, Ky.
BRYAN WOODWARD, 39, Lafayette, La., electrical engineer.