Published: Wed, November 08, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Former Pitcher Roy Halladay Killed In Plane Crash

Former Pitcher Roy Halladay Killed In Plane Crash

Halladay's ICON A5 plane went down just after noon in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday. He was 40 years old.

A viewer sent WTSP-TV video of the wreckage that showed the same plane posted in images and video to Halladay's Twitter account.

- Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) October 13, 2017Can't begin to explain all the breathtaking views I have seen thru the open windows of demo's & now my very own Icon A5! In one, he said flying the plane "low over the water is like flying a fighter jet!"

ICON Aircraft declined to comment Tuesday afternoon.

And now the beloved former Phillie and Blue Jays ace is gone. He won the Cy Young Award, given to the league's top pitcher, in 2003 and 2010, before retiring in 2013. Halladay announced his retirement from baseball at the Winter Meetings four years ago, following two injury-ravaged years with the Phillies.

In his first start with the Phils, Halladay allowed just one run in seven innings with nine strikeouts against the Nationals.

The ex-Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies star was flying a light aircraft when it came down in the Gulf of Mexico. Even my wife, who used to be uncomfortable in small planes, now asks where we should take the A5 for the weekend. The Pirates Roberto Clemente also died in a plane crash, as a passenger on a mission to deliver aid to Nicaraguan natural disaster victims in 1972. In 2010 he pitched a flawless game in the regular season, and a no-hitter in the post season.

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