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KS Teen, Trainer Killed, Mom's Seat Bumped

New Media Producer: Kerry Corum

Two Leawood, Kansas families are mourning a teenager and her horseback riding coach, who were among the 49 people killed in the Comair plane crash yesterday in Lexington.

Paige Winters, 16, and her riding teacher, 26-year-old Thomas Fahey, were in Kentucky to find a new horse for the girl, a high school junior.

Paige Winters' mother, Joan Winters, was scheduled to be on Comair Flight 5191 but stayed behind at the last minute because the flight was overbooked.

Fahey had a lifelong love of hunter-jumper thoroughbred horses and was a partner in the Winsrun Equestrian Center in Kansas.

The Faheys and Winters families are neighbors.

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