August 27, 2006 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.

Deaths in History

  • Maria Capovilla, oldest woman alive from 2004-2006 (b. 1889)