Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Did Ex-Met Cory Lidle Crash Into A New York City Building This Afternoon?

A small plane crashed into a 50-story New York City building this afternoon. It is still undetermined if it was an accident or an intentional crash. 4 people are dead, two in the building and two on the ground, at least 1 of which was strapped to an aircraft seat.

A report on WNBC News says that the owner of the plane may have been ex-Met Cory Lidle. A purchase agreement for the exact plane with Cory Lidle's name on it was found, and Len Berman found an old report about Cory Lidle saying that he was a new pilot and had recently purchased an airplane that matched the description of the aircraft that was involved in today's incident.

Cory Lidle just pitched in the ALDS for the Yankees against the Tigers, allowing 3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 K's in 1 & 1/3 Innings Pitched.

UPDATE: 5:01 PM. It has pretty much been confirmed that Cory Lidle was the pilot of the plane. Lidle was 34 years old. In August of 1979, 32 year old Yankees catcher Thurman Munson was killed when the plane he was piloting crashed in Canton, Ohio, as he was taking flying lessons.

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