A plane crashed after takeoff from Blue Grass Airport on Sunday morning. It was on its way from Lexington to Atlanta. 49 of the people aboard were killed; the survivor, the co-pilot, is in critical condition.
News outlets in Lexington and Augusta are covering the tragedy:
The Kernel has a really good photo slideshow (and you’ll notice that Eric Thigpen took one of the pictures).
The Augusta Chronicle has the Associated Press report.
Victims include a former UK baseball player and his new bride, a Habitat for Humanity official, and a UK agriculture extension dean. According to Mainichi, two Japanese people also died in the crash.
Most of the people on board were heading to Atlanta for connecting flights.
Officials are still investigating why the plane took off from the wrong runway.