Sunday, August 27, 2006

Tragedy in Lexington

Since 8:30 this morning I have had the local news on in my house and they have done nothing today but report on the horrible accident that occured at 6:00am this morning at the Lexington Bluegrass Airport. Many of you may have also heard about this on CNN or other news sources.

49 people were killed today in Lexington, KY after a plane crashed just after take off at 6:07am. Lexington is a small airport and most traffic out of the city is to bring passengers to major hubs for connecting flights. This particular flight was heading to Atlanta. Chances are that those of us in Lexington will either know someone on this flight or will know someone who knows someone who was on this flight. This is the first major domestic air accident in about 6 years.

Please keep the victims and the family and friends the victims of Comair Flight 5191 in your prayers.


  1. At least one of the passengers on this plane was a member of my church, Christ the King Cathedral. He was a very active member of Habitat for Humanity, heading up the Habitat group from our church and organizing trips to Ghana and to Sri Lanka to build homes. This man dedicated his retirement to helping other people. This is a loss to our parish and to our community. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. He was on this flight heading somewhere (Mississippi I think) to help build houses for people in need.

  2. That's so sad to hear, Kerri. Prayers to his family and your parish.