Local Woman Dies In Kentucky Plane Crash

By: Autria Godfrey
By: Autria Godfrey

August 28, 2006

Sunday's ComAir plane crash out of Lexington, Ky, still has investigators questioning exactly what went wrong. It may just be a simple miscommunication that is to blame.

As more victims were identified on Monday, it was learned that one woman from Madison County was on board the flight. Cecile Moscoe of Madison County moved to Kentucky after graduating from Madison County High School. After talking with residents on Monday, they are feeling the loss of one of their very own.

Recent re-surfacing may be to blame for the fatal flight. Because of roadway repairs, all commercial flights at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport were to take a different route to get to the main runway. The airplane's black boxes are shedding some light onto the confusion that led the pilot to try and take off from a runway half the size of the main strip.

"The planning discussions between the air traffic controllers and the flight crew were about a takeoff from runway 22," NTSB spokesperson Debbie Hersman.

Instead, the Atlanta-bound plane was supposed to take runway 26.
On board was 29-year-old Cecille Moscoe of Madison County. Cecile graduated from Madison County High School in 1995 where she was a cheerleader and involved in athletics. She moved to Kentucky after graduation and Madison residents are feeling tragedy close to home.

"I think it's absolutely tragic, of course Dr. Moscoe is right up from us, and we all are just devastated," Madison resident Stacey Marshall said.

Jay Moscoe, Cecile's father, is a prominent doctor in Madison, practicing at Madison Family Physicians for over 17 years. The family is well-known in the small community and locals are deeply saddened by their loss.

"I just can't imagine what [Dr. Moscoe's] family is going through. I just can't imagine and you know everybody locally is just heartbroken. May God bless his family," Marshall continued.

Some of Cecile's fellow classmates said the news is very hard to digest, especially after she was back in Madison just last year for her 10-year high school reunion.

The Moscoe family is now in Kentucky and no word yet on when services for Cecile will be held.

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