Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cory Lidle May Have Been On The Plane

The small plane that crashed into the downtown luxury apartment was said to be registered to Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle. It was reported that his passport was found on the street below. The NY state Governor released a statement reporting that there were two occupants; an instructor and student, but would not release any names.

There are conflicting reports that say up to four people have died and possibly only one person on the plane. Very sad for all families involved, and sad the MLB will lose a good journeyman pitcher as well.

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Blogger Doobie said...

About a month ago, the NY Times ran a story about Cory Lidle the pilot.

"A player-pilot is still a sensitive topic for the Yankees, whose captain, Thurman Munson, was killed in the crash of a plane he was flying in 1979. Lidle, acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies on July 30, said his plane was safe.

'The whole plane has a parachute on it,' Lidle said. 'Ninety-nine percent of pilots that go up never have engine failure, and the 1 percent that do usually land it. But if you’re up in the air and something goes wrong, you pull that parachute, and the whole plane goes down slowly.'"

6:21 p.m., October 11, 2006  
Blogger jimbuff said...

Not sure who Cory Lidle was but it is always sad to hear about a loss of life in instances like this.

9:53 p.m., October 11, 2006  
Blogger TreeBob said...

You know I am guessing he forgot to pack the shute.

Lidle was a great third starter, he always kept you in games.

11:25 p.m., October 11, 2006  

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