The US National Transportation Safety Board attributed the Aug. 27, 2006, pre-dawn crash of Comair Flight 5191 at Lexington Blue Grass (Ky.) Airport to errors by the cockpit crew that board members were at a loss to explain. In a draft report released yesterday following an 11-month investigation, NTSB called for enhancements in airport taxiway markings and lighting and the use of in-cockpit map displays. The pilots attempted to take off in a CRJ200 on a general aviation runway that was too ...

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