Fatal plane crash involving former
pitcher Roy 'Doc' Halladay
Former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy 'Doc' Halladay was killed in a plane crash near New Port Richey, FL at around noon on 7 November 2017. Halladay was alone in the two person aircraft when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. The aircraft, a 2018 model ICON A5, registration number N922BA, is an amphibious aircraft that is designed to carry a ballistic parachute. Early reports do not indicate if the aircraft was equipped with a parachute, or if equipped whether it was used during the accident flight. This was the third accident, and second fatal accident, involving this aircraft model.
According to the FAA registry information, the certificate issue date for the aircraft was 6 November 2017, just one day before the fatal crash.
Halladay pitched in the major leagues for 16 years, including 12 with the Toronto Blue Jays and four with the Philadelphia Phillies. During his career, which lasted from 1998 to 2013, he won over 200 games, had over 2,100 strikeouts, and was a two-time Cy Young award winner. He also pitched two no-hitters in 2010, including one perfect game.
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