You are an airline. One of your planes took off from the wrong runway and, as a result of this grossly negligent action, forty-nine people died. What are you to do?
You could sue the federal government and the airport to make sure other parties that bear responsibility pay their fair share of the compensation which will have to be paid to the families of the victims.
In a novel tactic that is exactly what Comair is doing.
The airline that operated the flight that crashed in Lexington, Kentucky in August is suing the federal government and the Lexington airport.
The flight mistakenly took off from a runway that was too short. Forty-nine of the 50 people on board were killed, including Arnold Andrews of St. Petersburg, CEO of WestCare Foundation’s Eastern/Offshore Division.
In a statement, Comair says it intends to reach fair settlements with the victims’ families — but that it’s suing to make sure other parties that bear responsibility pay their fair share.
A week before the crash, an airport repaving project changed the taxi route that led to the runway the plane should have used.
Thanks to TampaBays10.com for the story.