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Widow of Flight 5191 pilot speaks out

By Dan Wells - bio | email

BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) -- Two years ago, Amy Clay's husband died on board Comair flight 5191.

For the first time since the crash, the pilot's wife talks about the day she lost Jeffery and the investigation into his actions.

"This time of year is really difficult because it circles back around to the accident," says Amy. "Year one was horrendous, year one was an incredible challenge. It was just traumatic. Year two we've been better."

Amy knows her small girls won't remember much about their dad, Comair pilot Jeffrey Clay, but she says the days and years after this accident are getting easier for her family.

"What I have always wanted to see from day one was just an effort of some sort, so that nothing like this ever happens again," she says.

Clay says what's truly been a struggle to deal with is the federal investigation which she feels solely blamed the crash on her husband and his co-pilot.

"The entire investigation was beyond frustrating simply because we went in there knowing Jeff would get a portion of the responsibility for the accident, but we had no idea every other thing would be overlooked," she said.

When asked how she spends this dreadful anniversary, and how she remembers her husband, she says she concentrates on her small children to get her through any rough times.

"I see Jeff every time I look at our girls," she says. "Sarah has his dimples and Shelby has his sense of humor. We talk about Jeff everyday."

Amy says she's now focused on keeping her family happy and healthy. She says her husband was not a perfect man, but carelessness or cutting corners was not part of who he was.

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