Crash of Flight 5191

Malfunctioning runway lights delay Delta landing

Runway lights were not working for about 40 minutes last night at Blue Grass Airport, delaying arrival of one Delta flight, said Amy Caudill, manager of marketing and community relations at the airport.

The airport immediately issued a notice to airmen about the problem. The lights on Runway 4-22, the airport’s 7,000-foot runway, were restored about 8:35 p.m., Caudill said.

The Delta flight stayed at the Northern Kentucky-Cincinnati airport until the problem was resolved. It landed safely at Blue Grass Airport soon after all the lights were restored.

Caudill did not know last night whether this problem had happened before.

Victim’s family sues Comair: The family of a 39-year-old man from Lafayette, La., has sued Comair Inc. over the crash of Flight 5191.

Bryan Keith Woodward, an electrician, had gone to Kentucky with Jamie Hebert and their two daughters, Lauren Hebert, 15, and Mattie-Kay Hebert, 11, attorney David Wise of Chicago said yesterday.

“They brought the girls to see where Jamie and Bryan met and grew up and did things together,” Wise said. He said Jamie Hebert and the girls drove home earlier, but Woodward was flying home from Lexington after a brief side trip.

The suit, filed in Fayette County Circuit Court, asks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

Wise said Woodward owned his own business, and Jamie Hebert and her family own and run a convenience store in Lafayette.

Flags at full staff: Mayor Teresa Isaac is asking Lexingtonians to fly their flags at full staff today.

Isaac had asked Lexington residents to fly their flags at half-staff last week to honor the victims of the Comair Flight 5191 crash.

She asked flags be flown at half-staff yesterday in observance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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