Fri, Sep 08, 2006
Has Not Mentioned Memories Of Accident
"Why?" That is the
heartbreaking question asked by James Polehinke, the sole survivor
of the August 27 crash of a Comair CRJ-100 in Lexington, KY, after
he regained consciousness last week.
A close friend of the family told the Louisville Courier-Journal
Polehinke hasn't mentioned the crash... and those keeping watch
over him as he begins the long, slow path to recovery have been
instructed not to say anything about it.
As Aero-News reported, the
44-year-old first officer was at the controls of the regional jet
as it attempted to take off from the shorter of two runways at Blue
Grass Airport. Polehinke suffered a collapsed lung and several of
broken bones in the accident -- including fractures to his face,
spine, leg, foot, hand, ribs and breastbone.
It is unclear whether Polehinke will ever remember any details
of the tragic accident that claimed the lives of 49 people onboard
the RJ... and for the moment, that is not the primary concern to
those around him.
"Why did God do this to me?" Polehinke asked, one of the first
full sentences spoken by the man after he awakened from the coma he
was in since the accident, according to family members.
His mother replied... "It was not God. It was just an
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