Published: Wed, November 08, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay killed in FL plane crash

Former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay killed in FL plane crash

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office told the station that Halladay's ICON A5 plane crashed around 1 p.m local time, about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg, Florida.

The right-hander was an 8-time All-Star and 2-time Cy-Young Award victor. He was 40 years old.

Icon's page about Halladay's plane lists the improvements put into the 2018 class of A5s, many of them meant to make the plane easier to taxi and steer.

Halladay retired in 2013 and was an avid pilot.

Halladay won several awards throughout his career, including the AL Cy Young in 2003 and the NL Cy Young in 2010. The Icon A5 plane crashed in a shallow area, Nocco said. He was a volunteer assistant coach at Calvary Christian High School this spring. In one, he said flying the plane "low over the water is like flying a fighter jet!"

And now the beloved former Phillie and Blue Jays ace is gone.

Halladay is survived by his wife and two children.

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Halladay was the only one onboard, authorities said.

Halladay arrived in Philadelphia during the height of the Phillies' reign in the last decade and arrived with the hype and hoopla perhaps only matched by Jim Thome's free agent signing eight years earlier.

The all-star pitcher spent 2010-2013 with the Philadelphia Phillies, pitching a flawless game in May of 2010.

Deputies would not confirm what kind of aircraft it was, only calling it a "small plane".

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This is a developing story; more to follow.

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