James Polehinke: alive, but in critical condition

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Michelle

AOL

#1 Sep 4, 2006
I heard about the accident and i just wanted to let the family and friends of Mr. Polehinke to know that me and my families thoughts and prayers are with them.
Delilah

AOL

#2 Sep 4, 2006
I heard about the plane crash of flighn 5191 it is a terrible accident that im sure everyone wishes never happened, my thoughts and prayers are with everyone who suffered a loss during this accident, and i will also be praying for Mr. Polehinke may god bless him with a speedy recover and i pray he will return home soon. May God Bless YOU All!
Tiffany

Louisville, KY

#5 Sep 12, 2006
Wolf wrote:
Hey, James Polehinke, why not, you lousy maggot?
A little harsh. No, actually, alot harsh considering that this was an accident.
Michelle

Lexington, KY

#6 Sep 15, 2006
Wolf wrote:
Hey, James Polehinke, why not, you lousy maggot?
It sounds like he was given an outdated map that told them to go down the runway. So sad. What a terrible thing this poor man has to live through.
blc

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Sep 15, 2006
Wolf wrote:
Hey, James Polehinke, why not, you lousy maggot?
I think he will suffer enough when he finds out what happened...for the rest of his life. A lot harsh is right. It's not as though he purposely caused any of this, and you know it, Wolf.
Heather

Birmingham, AL

#8 Sep 17, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you during your recovery.
Heather

Birmingham, AL

#9 Sep 17, 2006
How could you even speak to someone in such dispair? Think about it, why on earth would someone do this on purpose? you are the maggot.
BUCK FUSH

Jeffersonville, IN

#10 Sep 17, 2006
Pilots these days are lousy and poorly trained. But hey, they work cheap and Comair's CEO rakes in big $$$!
Victoria

La Jolla, CA

#11 Sep 19, 2006
Wolf wrote:
Hey, James Polehinke, why not, you lousy maggot?
You are the heartless maggot! Do you think James planned this?
Rick

United States

#12 Sep 20, 2006
BUCK FUSH wrote:
Pilots these days are lousy and poorly trained. But hey, they work cheap and Comair's CEO rakes in big $$$!
Are you kidding me??? Pilots are HIGHLY TRAINED and EXTREMELY Professional. This was nothing more than a TRAGIC accident with MANY factors leading to it.

And to Wolf- may you fall over and die where you stand!
Pilot2

Jeffersonville, IN

#13 Sep 21, 2006
Rick wrote:
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Are you kidding me??? Pilots are HIGHLY TRAINED and EXTREMELY Professional. This was nothing more than a TRAGIC accident with MANY factors leading to it.
And to Wolf- may you fall over and die where you stand!
A professional pilot would have checked his heading before releasing brakes. These guys were incompetent fools. The one who lived should go to jail.
CRJ200

Braselton, GA

#14 Sep 25, 2006
I think Wolf is responding to Jame's strange comment. It is all about him. you think his first thought would be "is everyone else okay?" But instead he not only is egocentric, but than he puts the blame on GOD. Look, they were negligent on so many levels. GOD had nothing to do with any of their actions. This is not like an act of GOD as if a meteorite hit the plane. This was A LOT of human error, and a lot of people are going to be upset at the humans who erred so badly. But, it is done now and there is no bringing them back. We should learn from their mistakes and move on. The pilots were at fault and now James will have to own up to it. I know that that is harsh, but that is the fact. I think calling him a maggot is a bit much though. Although, he apparently tried to kill his wife in 1999...KARMA???
fishnetflyer

Braselton, GA

#15 Sep 25, 2006
I do not know if it is Karma because she already shot him once. But, this crash is so strange because they overlooked like a bazillion things that should have prevented this. How is he ever going to get over this. Of all the people that could have lived, it is amazing that it the PF. What about the Jump Seater?? you think he might have noticed something??
CRJ200 wrote:
I think Wolf is responding to Jame's strange comment. It is all about him. you think his first thought would be "is everyone else okay?" But instead he not only is egocentric, but than he puts the blame on GOD. Look, they were negligent on so many levels. GOD had nothing to do with any of their actions. This is not like an act of GOD as if a meteorite hit the plane. This was A LOT of human error, and a lot of people are going to be upset at the humans who erred so badly. But, it is done now and there is no bringing them back. We should learn from their mistakes and move on. The pilots were at fault and now James will have to own up to it. I know that that is harsh, but that is the fact. I think calling him a maggot is a bit much though. Although, he apparently tried to kill his wife in 1999...KARMA???
TJR

United States

#16 Sep 25, 2006
Wolf wrote:
Hey, James Polehinke, why not, you lousy maggot?
This post proves stupid people are born everday!
BLC

Las Vegas, NV

#17 Sep 29, 2006
TJR wrote:
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This post proves stupid people are born everday!
Amen to that. Ignorance seems to rule some people's way of thinking.
rdl

United States

#20 Sep 29, 2006
The jumpeater was an AirTran pilot, but he was occupying a seat in the back of the aircraft. Maybe if he was up front, this would not have happened. Apparently TSA thinks a uniformed pilot in these post 9-11 days is a security threat if he rides in the cockpit. Regardless, terrible mistake on many levels, but the captain is dead, and Mr. Polehinke will be going through his own personal hell for the rest of his life. Who knows what Polehinke's state of mind was when he made that statement. Look back at your last week of work. Did you make any mistakes, no matter how trivial? In a pilot's line of work it can cost you your life. The fact is, humans are humans. Hope it never happens again.
blondie

AOL

#21 Oct 1, 2006
If this accident doesn't prove how understaffed, stressed out & sloppy both teh FAA & the ATC,(Air Traffic Controllers), can be...I don't know what does. The FAA knew only 1 ATC was on duty, yet had sent Bluegrass Airport Manager a letter stating that FAA regulations required two! This understaffing had gone on for YEARS, an accident waiting to happen. The recent changes to the taxiway
were confusing to many pilots, if you read the blogs & the letters sent to the FAA by other pilots. The lighting on the runway was also an issue. This airport should've been closed until daylight, when pilots could see the runways, due to the recent constrution, lighting problems & ATC understaffing. This, sadly, is a case where all of the airport managements sloppiness,the FAA's sloppiness, budget cuts,the pilots & ATC's industrys time & budget shortcuts & pressures,an ATC willing to work while breaking FAA regulations, & pilots who perhaps did not check their compasses... all added up to built-in safety redundancies being ignored by MANY people. he black box proved that the pilots were cleared by the ATC, when they were lined up on the wrong runway. The recent construction,lighting issues,the Notice to Airmen (which may not have been the most recent one),employee training, & the lack of through communication between the ATC & the pilot(s) will be factors attributing to this avoidable & sad tragedy. It proves you can't rely on the ATC & FAA to protect you; a tradgedy in itself, for a system many of us trusted & rely upon. These pilots needed more information from the ATC & FAA notices, to help avoid this mistake. Haste makes waste.
blondie

AOL

#22 Oct 1, 2006
Wolf wrote:
Hey, James Polehinke, why not, you lousy maggot?
You were not in the cockpit & you do not know the complete story. You are in no position to judge, & to jump to false conclusions about these 2 pilots. It is well documented that the airport on-going lighting issues, the the recently altered taxiway & construction & the understaffed ATC tower are all factors contributing to this tragedy. MANY peoples poor decision making caused this, not just 1 or 2 peoples. FAA regulations were ignored by the FAA & the ATC. Did the pilots follow thier check list? It seems a compass check perhaps was not done. Until ALL the facts come out, none of us should jump to conclusions. Have some compassion. You do not know why this error was made. Their outdated airport map certainly did not help them make correct decisions. Did they have the newest Notice to Airman, & did they read it? What could they see in the dark? Why didn't they have all the current information about all the changes at the airport recemtly? This s a huge factor.
lawdog

Lexington, KY

#23 Oct 1, 2006
blondie wrote:
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You were not in the cockpit & you do not know the complete story. You are in no position to judge, & to jump to false conclusions about these 2 pilots. It is well documented that the airport on-going lighting issues, the the recently altered taxiway & construction & the understaffed ATC tower are all factors contributing to this tragedy. MANY peoples poor decision making caused this, not just 1 or 2 peoples. FAA regulations were ignored by the FAA & the ATC. Did the pilots follow thier check list? It seems a compass check perhaps was not done. Until ALL the facts come out, none of us should jump to conclusions. Have some compassion. You do not know why this error was made. Their outdated airport map certainly did not help them make correct decisions. Did they have the newest Notice to Airman, & did they read it? What could they see in the dark? Why didn't they have all the current information about all the changes at the airport recemtly? This s a huge factor.
All of that is fine but their compass headings read 260 not 220 and there were NO lights around the runway at all. Those factors should have been enough to make them clarify what direction they were heading in/what runway they were lined up on.
Dude

Port Edwards, WI

#24 Oct 3, 2006
I would like to meet James Polehinke someday. How do you survive an airplane crash? You would think the pilots are the first ones to burn up on impact. He is the only survivor for a reason, and I think he probably has a message for the rest of us. i don't think it was Gods fault at all that the accidnt happened, but God did spare his life for a reason.

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