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Plane Crashes in Lexington
WTVQ 36 Lexington ^ | August 27, 2006 | Jon Sasser

Posted on 08/27/2006 4:38:10 AM PDT by BigBlueJon

Edited on 08/27/2006 5:02:21 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Possible plane crash in Lexington, KY. My brother works security for Lexington UK Hospital and was just called in. No news locally or on major news outlets yet. I didn't want to post anything for fear of being wrong, but he's still waiting for an official call while on stand-by.

Update from WTVQ 36 Lexington:

A plane has crashed near the Blue Grass Airport this morning. No word on details at this time. We are told it was a commercial aircraft. Versailles Road is blocked as emergency vehicles circle around the site. We have live coverage beginning at 7:20am. Stay with Action News 36 for more details.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: airplane; bluegrassairport; comair; crash; delta; dl5191; kentucky; lex; lexington; plane; planecrash; terribletragedy; wreck
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30-45 min ago...before 7 am...approx 80 people on board...47 victims...No news on major news outlets.
1 posted on 08/27/2006 4:38:11 AM PDT by BigBlueJon
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To: BigBlueJon

Possible crash on take-off from airport or crashed on ground.


2 posted on 08/27/2006 4:39:07 AM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: BigBlueJon

bttt


3 posted on 08/27/2006 4:41:09 AM PDT by Larry Lucido ("There's no problem so big that government intervention can't make it worse.")
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To: BigBlueJon

Keep the info flowing...


4 posted on 08/27/2006 4:41:15 AM PDT by Dog
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To: BigBlueJon

Thanks for reporting.


5 posted on 08/27/2006 4:41:46 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: BigBlueJon

Jon has it broke on local media yet?


6 posted on 08/27/2006 4:41:55 AM PDT by Dog
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To: BigBlueJon

Radar indicates thunderstorms in the area around Lexington.


7 posted on 08/27/2006 4:42:16 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: Dog

I'll try. I asked him to confirm before I posted anything and look like a fool. This is coming directly from dispatch.


8 posted on 08/27/2006 4:42:19 AM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: Dog

Nothing at all......Serious media black-out.


9 posted on 08/27/2006 4:42:44 AM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: BigBlueJon

Most serious thunderstorms are well north of Lexington into Ohio.

Lexington radar showing only minor weather problems.


10 posted on 08/27/2006 4:45:00 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Bluegrass airport info here:

http://www.bluegrassairport.com/


11 posted on 08/27/2006 4:45:53 AM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: BigBlueJon

Blue Grass Airport is served by the following carriers:

American Eagle
Continental Express
Delta
Northwest Airlink
United Express
US Airways


12 posted on 08/27/2006 4:47:09 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: BigBlueJon

Possibly...1 victim...the rest suspected not to have survived.


13 posted on 08/27/2006 4:47:40 AM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: cll

FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 03 AUGUST 2006
Location
FAA Identifier: LEX
Lat/Long: 38-02-11.4000N / 084-36-21.2000W
38-02.190000N / 084-36.353333W
38.0365000 / -84.6058889
(estimated)
Elevation: 979 ft. / 298.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04W (1995)
From city: 4 miles W of LEXINGTON, KY
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 40510

Airport Operations
Airport use: Open to the public
Sectional chart: CINCINNATI
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: INDIANAPOLIS CENTER
FSS: LOUISVILLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [1-866-412-7968]
NOTAMs facility: LEX (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: DUSK-DAWN
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Fire and rescue: ARFF index B
International operations: customs landing rights airport
US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.

Airport Communications
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 126.3
WX ASOS: PHONE 859-281-5700
LEXINGTON GROUND: 121.9
LEXINGTON TOWER: 119.1 257.8
LEXINGTON APPROACH: 120.15(040-220) 120.75(221-039) 259.3(040-220) 298.9(221-039) 125.0
LEXINGTON DEPARTURE: 120.15(040-220) 120.75(221-039) 259.3(040-220) 298.9(221-039) 125.0
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 132.35
CLASS C: 120.75(221-039) 298.9(221-039)
CLASS C IC: 120.15(040-220) 259.3(040-220)
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
WX AWOS-3 at 27K (14 nm NE): 119.975 (502-867-1564)
WX ASOS at FFT (17 nm NW): 119.275 (502-227-5087)

ASR ELEV - 979.4
Nearby radio navigation aids
VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
HYKr304/7.6 LEXINGTON VORTAC 112.60 00E
FFTr124/(16.8) FRANKFORT VOR 109.40 03W
FLMr205/39.3 FALMOUTH VOR/DME 117.00 04W


NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID
BLAYD 045/3.9 242 04W LE .-.. .
GOODALL 018/28.6 311 03W DVK -.. ...- -.-
MOUNT STERLING 271/29.5 210 04W IOB .. --- -...
SPRINGFIELD 054/38.4 429 03W IKY .. -.- -.--

Airport Services
Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information
Runway 4/22
Dimensions: 7003 x 150 ft. / 2135 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: Single wheel: 140000 lbs
Double wheel: 169000 lbs
Double tandem: 275000 lbs

Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 4 RUNWAY 22
Latitude: 38-01.661387N 38-02.524608N
Longitude: 084-36.906513W 084-35.938595W
Elevation: 940.3 ft. 972.9 ft.
Gradient: 0.5 0.5
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 046 magnetic, 042 true 226 magnetic, 222 true
Markings: precision, in good condition precision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left (2.80 degrees glide path) 4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdown
Approach lights: SSALR: simplified short approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: yes
Centerline lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, lighted yes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS ILS
Obstructions: 36 ft. tree, 2000 ft. from runway, 210 ft. right of centerline 54 ft. tree, 1980 ft. from runway, 120 ft. left of centerline, 34:1 slope to clear

Runway 8/26
Dimensions: 3500 x 75 ft. / 1067 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in poor condition
CONC IS SEVERELY CRACKED.
Weight bearing capacity: Single wheel: 12500 lbs

Runway edge lights: medium intensity
MIRL RY 08/26 OTS INDEFLY.
RUNWAY 8 RUNWAY 26
Latitude: 38-02.339143N 38-02.433593N
Longitude: 084-36.574985W 084-35.855642W
Elevation: 969.5 ft. 972.6 ft.
Gradient: 0.3 0.3
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 085 magnetic, 081 true 265 magnetic, 261 true
Markings: basic, in fair condition basic, in fair condition
Runway end identifier lights: yes
REIL OTS INDEFLY.
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 25 ft. tree, 400 ft. from runway, 150 ft. right of centerline, 8:1 slope to clear 17 ft. pole, 552 ft. from runway, 39 ft. left of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear

Airport Operational Statistics
Aircraft based on the field: 118
Single engine airplanes: 73
Multi engine airplanes: 25
Jet airplanes: 19
Helicopters: 1
Aircraft operations: avg 228/day
46% transient general aviation
37% air taxi
8% commercial
7% local general aviation
1% military


Additional Remarks
- FLIGHT NOTIFICATION SERVICE (ADCUS) AVAILABLE.
- RY 08/26 DAYTIME VMC USE ONLY.
- AER 22 HAS PAINTED MURAL ON RETAINING WALL BEFORE RY THLD - GIVES ILLUSION OF ELEVATED BRIDGE STRUCTURE CAN BE DISTRACTING ON APCH.
E80 1 US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.

Instrument Procedures
NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.
NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use between 03 August 2006 at 0901Z and 31 August 2006 at 0900Z.


STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
CLEGG ONE download (208KB)

IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS RWY 04 **CHANGED** download (242KB)
ILS RWY 22 **CHANGED** download (234KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 04 **CHANGED** download (230KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 08 **CHANGED** download (214KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 22 **CHANGED** download (226KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 26 **CHANGED** download (207KB)
VOR OR GPS-A **CHANGED** download (178KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums apply download (27KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

27K - Georgetown Scott County Airport-Marshall Field (14 nm NE)
KFFT - Capital City Airport (17 nm NW)
I39 - Madison Airport (28 nm SE)
KDVK - Stuart Powell Field Airport (29 nm S)
KIOB - Mount Sterling-Montgomery County Airport (30 nm E)


14 posted on 08/27/2006 4:48:39 AM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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Whoa...how many dead?


15 posted on 08/27/2006 4:48:51 AM PDT by Dog
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To: BigBlueJon

Just throwing this out there but could it be a hospital drill?


16 posted on 08/27/2006 4:49:12 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: BigBlueJon
Here's a link to Lexington's NBC affiliate...

www.lex18.com.

Nothing I can find in any of the Lexington media yet.

17 posted on 08/27/2006 4:49:33 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: BigBlueJon
wtvq.com -

BREAKING NEWS: Plane Crashes in Lexington

BY:Jon Sasser
Aug 27, 07:11 AM EDT

A plane has crashed near the Blue Grass Airport this morning. No word on details at this time. We are told it was a commercial aircraft. Versailles Road is blocked as emergency vehicles circle around the site. We have live coverage beginning at 7:20am. Stay with Action News 36 for more details.


18 posted on 08/27/2006 4:49:52 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Happy 10th Anniversary FreeRepublic.com - Est. Sept. 23, 1996 - Thanks Jim!)
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To: BigBlueJon

It appears that Delta services the airport with mainline jets rather than only express service back to hubs.

Delta has non-stop service to Orlando, LaGuardia, and Washington, DC, besides service to Atlanta and Cincinnati (hubs).


19 posted on 08/27/2006 4:50:00 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: BigBlueJon

Its on CNN


21 posted on 08/27/2006 4:50:30 AM PDT by madconserv (Jesus take the wheel- The time is here.)
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To: mewzilla

I can't believe that there is no news anywhere. I've checked all the major news outlets locally and national.


22 posted on 08/27/2006 4:50:38 AM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: All

CNN just broke the story


23 posted on 08/27/2006 4:50:38 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: BigBlueJon; Dog

This is not good. Prayers for the dead and injured. Prayers also for the caregivers.

Keep us informed. FR is faster and more reliable than the lame-stream anyway.


24 posted on 08/27/2006 4:50:40 AM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ Thanks for putting our boys in harms way, Rep. Murtha, you treasonous jack@ss!)
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To: cll

From the north looking south

25 posted on 08/27/2006 4:50:42 AM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: HAL9000

Thanks for the news.


26 posted on 08/27/2006 4:51:13 AM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: BigBlueJon

Great post...you scooped the MSM.


27 posted on 08/27/2006 4:51:25 AM PDT by Dog
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From WTVQ

A plane has crashed near the Blue Grass Airport this morning. No word on details at this time. We are told it was a commercial aircraft. Versailles Road is blocked as emergency vehicles circle around the site. We have live coverage beginning at 7:20am. Stay with Action News 36 for more details.

28 posted on 08/27/2006 4:51:51 AM PDT by csvset ("It was like the hand of G_d slapping down and smashing everything." ~ JDAM strikes Taliban)
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To: cll; Biscuit85; Tijeras_Slim; FireTrack; Pukin Dog; citabria; B Knotts; kilowhskey; cyphergirl; ...
Thanks cll - excellent aviation information.

I will say a prayer there is not a terrible loss of life with this mishap.

29 posted on 08/27/2006 4:52:31 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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pflr


30 posted on 08/27/2006 4:52:54 AM PDT by crghill
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To: crghill

Breaking news on CNN now.


31 posted on 08/27/2006 4:53:23 AM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: BigBlueJon

32 posted on 08/27/2006 4:54:05 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: BigBlueJon

Good post. Let's hope your survivor total isn't as accurate as your original post...


33 posted on 08/27/2006 4:54:56 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: NittanyLion


34 posted on 08/27/2006 4:56:48 AM PDT by madconserv (Jesus take the wheel- The time is here.)
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To: SkyPilot

Forgot to post the source:

http://www.airnav.com/airport/KLEX

I haven't found a streaming ATIS source yet.


35 posted on 08/27/2006 4:56:53 AM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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Well it has been close to 5 years since a commercial airliner has crashed. I knew we were long over due for one.
36 posted on 08/27/2006 4:56:54 AM PDT by LukeL
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To: HAL9000

http://www.bluegrassairport.com/nonstop.html

Blue Grass Airport offers non-stop flights to 13 large hub airports with convenient connection service to business and leisure destinations worldwide.

Atlanta - Delta Air Lines

Charlotte - US Airways Express

Chicago–ORD - American Eagle, United Express

Cincinnati - Delta Air Lines

Cleveland - Continental Express

Dallas - American Eagle

Detroit - Northwest Airlink

Houston - Continental Express

Memphis - Northwest Airlink

New York–EWR - Continental Express

New York–LGA - Delta Air Lines

Orlando - Delta Air Lines

Washington, DC - Delta Air Lines


37 posted on 08/27/2006 5:00:30 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Happy 10th Anniversary FreeRepublic.com - Est. Sept. 23, 1996 - Thanks Jim!)
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To: BigBlueJon

CNN Reporting ComAir (Delta Express) jet on way to Atlanta crashed.


38 posted on 08/27/2006 5:01:15 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: HAL9000

CNN said Com Air flight to ATL?


39 posted on 08/27/2006 5:01:59 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (VISUALIZE NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN)
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To: BigBlueJon

Delta has two flights this morning.

Flight 5191, a Canadair Regional Jet, departing 6:00am to Atlanta.

Flight 4971, a Canadair Regional Jet, departing 7:35am to Atlanta.


Flight 4971 shows as cancelled.
It appears to be Flight 5191.


40 posted on 08/27/2006 5:03:58 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks for the refresh.


41 posted on 08/27/2006 5:04:28 AM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: leadpenny
For the moment.... I am sharing our sentiments, lp...

This woulkd be all over the news outlets otherwise...

A drill .... is better than the actual event... prayers offered for all...

42 posted on 08/27/2006 5:05:31 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (All of the answers remain available; Wisdom is gained by asking the right questions!)
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To: mewzilla
The

Lexington Herald-Leader

has got a mention of it now. I'm just posting this for the link mainly since there's no new info up yet.

43 posted on 08/27/2006 5:06:02 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Erik Latranyi
It appears to be Flight 5191.

I was just about to post the same thing. Prayers for all involved.

44 posted on 08/27/2006 5:06:59 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Hospital sources confirm that the only survivor at this time is the captain.


45 posted on 08/27/2006 5:07:07 AM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: BigBlueJon

Any early suspicion as to the cause?


46 posted on 08/27/2006 5:08:00 AM PDT by Carolinamom (This is no time to go wobbly. - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: BigBlueJon

Prayers for the people on the plane.


47 posted on 08/27/2006 5:08:02 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

From your link:

Posted on Sun, Aug. 27, 2006
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Plane crashes at Blue Grass Airport

A commercial plane has crashed at Blue Grass Airport, according to authorities.

The aircraft involved is of a smaller variety, used on regional trips.

Police have closed parts of Versailles Road.

More detailed reports will be posted as they become available.


48 posted on 08/27/2006 5:08:50 AM PDT by maggief
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To: mewzilla

Thanks. I had just looked at that site about 15 minutes ago. Comair was one of the first regional airlines to go to this type of aircraft. About 12-13 years ago IIRC.


49 posted on 08/27/2006 5:09:24 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: mewzilla

On CNN again now.


50 posted on 08/27/2006 5:09:50 AM PDT by John W
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