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5191 Suit Filed, Runway Lights Out - Again

New Media Producer: Kerry Corum

A family has sued Comair over the crash in Kentucky that killed their relative and 48 other people on August 27th.

The suit, filed by the family of 39-year-old Bryan Keith Woodward, asks for unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

Woodward was flying home to Louisiana after visiting Lexington with Jamie Hebert and their two daughters. Hebert and the girls drove home earlier.

The suit was filed Friday. It alleges, among other things, that the pilots tried to take off from a runway that was unlit and too short.

And now, a broadcast report Tuesday morning says, a plane scheduled to land at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington Monday night was delayed - after the lights went out on the main runway.

The report quotes an airport official as saying the outage was caused by a power problem and workers had to manually switch to a backup regulator.

It took about 40 minutes to fix the problem and get the runway lights back on.

The flight from Cincinnati didn't leave the airport until the problem was fixed. The Cincinnati flight was the only one to be affected by the outage.

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