Comair 5191 Victims Remembered On Crash Anniversary

Reported by: Christine Winter
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Updated: 8/27/2012 8:36 pm
If you lived in Central Kentucky August 27th, 2006, you'll never forget it.

That's the day exactly six years ago when Comair Flight 5191 crashed at Blue Grass Airport just after takeoff.

49 people died.

One person on the plane survived.

The community marked the anniversary Monday by leaving flowers at the Memorial Sculpture at UK's Arboretum.

The crash inspired the Pat Smith Golf Tournament, which is in its sixth year.

Smith was a Habitat for Humanity volunteer who died in the crash.

His daughter Jennifer Combs says, "You know, we're holding the golf tournament on the anniversary of the crash, which is bittersweet. But it's also something neat to do. And you know, we have lots of family and friends out here helping. And so I think it's a great way to honor my dad on this day particularly."

Money raised by the tournament goes to build a Habitat home in Lexington.
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