Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cory Lidle dies in NYC plane crash

By Michael J.W. Stickings

It is now being reported that one of the two people who died when a small plane crashed into an uptown Manhattan apartment building this afternoon was Cory Lidle, pitcher for the New York Yankees and formerly of my hometown Toronto Blue Jays. He was a certified pilot and the plane was registered to him.

ESPN has the story here. See also CNN, which is reporting that Lidle was the only person in the plane, and the NYT.

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UPDATE: It has now been confirmed that Lidle and his flight instructor were killed in the crash.

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