Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cory Lidle Told the New York Times His Cirrus SR20 Was Safe

CNN is reporting that the small plane that crashed into a Manhattan high rise, killing at least two people, was owned by 34-year-old New York Yankee’s pitcher Cory Lidle, who received his pilot’s license only recently.

Responsders to the accident found Cory Lidle’s passport on the ground. Lidle, who has been a pilot for seven months, received his pilot’s license last off-season. Cory bought the four-seat Cirrus SR20 for $187,000, and told the New York Times last month that he had “spent about 95 solo hours in the air” at that point.

“The whole plane has a parachute on it,” Lidle told the New York Times. Read the article...

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