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Blue Grass Airport

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Name Blue Grass Airport
Region North America
Territory United States US.gif
Location Lexington, KY
Serving Lexington
Elevation 298.399 m <br />979 ft298.399 m <br />
Coordinates 38° 2' 8.27" N, 84° 36' 21.29" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
4/22 2135 m7,004.593 ft <br /> 46 m150.919 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation KLEX 272154Z 09009KT 10SM CLR 13/04 A2988 RMK AO2 SLP120 T01280039
Station Lexington, Blue Grass Airport
Date/Time 27 October 2021 21:54:00
Wind direction 90°
Wind speed 09 kts
Lowest cloud amount n/a
Temperature 12.8°C
Dew point 3.9°C
Humidity 54%
Weather condition n/a

Blue Grass Airport is a public airport located in Fayette County, Kentucky, United States, 4 miles"miles" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property. west of the central business district of the City of Lexington. There was a second westerly runway at the time of the CRJ take-off accident in 2006.


Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa)



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KLEX

  • CRJ1, Lexington KY USA, 2006 (On 27 August 2006, a Bombardier CRJ100 cleared for a night take off from runway 22 instead began take off on unlit runway 26. It was too short and the aircraft ran off the end at speed and was destroyed by the subsequent impact and post-crash fire with the deaths of 49 of the 50 occupants - the First Officer surviving with serious injuries. The Investigation found that the actions of the flight crew had caused the accident but noted that insufficiently robust ATC procedures had been contributory and the effects of an ongoing runway extension project had been relevant.)