ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2006 -- Employee volunteers of the Comair and Delta Care Team were dispatched to assist family members and loved ones of passengers and crew on Comair Flight 5191 shortly after it was learned that the flight had been involved in an accident near Lexington Blue Grass Airport.
Atlanta-based Care team members left immediately from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. An initial group of 54 team members was dispatched from around the system to Lexington and Atlanta where the families of passengers were waiting.
Established in 1996, the Delta Care program provides assistance in the event of an aircraft accident. More than 1,200 volunteers from across the company are readily available to provide support for the loved ones of passengers and crew.