Details of Roy Halladay’s Crash Released

The NTSB released preliminary findings in the investigation of Roy Halladay’s plane crash. They’re about what was expected after seeing the video of him flying:

Retired star pitcher Roy Halladay sped his small sports plane low over the Gulf of Mexico minutes before his fatal crash two weeks ago, climbing sharply in the final seconds before diving into the water, federal investigators said in a preliminary report released Monday.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Noreen Price placed no blame for the Nov. 7 accident near Tampa, simply laying out the facts as gleaned from the plane’s data recorder and eyewitnesses. A final report with conclusions could take one to two years.

Price says Halladay, 40, had taken off from a lake near his Tampa-area home about 17 minutes before the crash, taking his ICON A5 to 1,900 feet before dropping to 600 feet as he neared the coastline. He then dropped to 36 feet when he reached the water. While flying at about 105 mph, Halladay skimmed the water at 11 feet, flying in a circle before climbing to 100 feet, the plane’s data showed.

So preventable.


15 Responses

  1. This isn’t a commercial airliner with parts spread out over the Atlantic. I don’t understand. The plane was pretty much intact in shallow water. They should have the cause in a few months. I think it’s already apparent it was pilot error. An unrecoverable dive. No different from those guys in the X games who keep pushing stunts farther and farther until they fail. The difference there is they are still around to try again and perfect their trick.

  2. You see the chick Eyton Shander was with at xfinity live Sunday night? That is a perfect 10. I guess hot chicks like guys with big dicks.

  3. Has Embiid been working with Ginobili in the off season, his flopping skills look impeccable

  4. Seeing an incredible amount of jealousy on here about Aytan Shander from 975. Dude looks great, crushes is on Tinder and gets comments from all the ladies. Dude has a hog, minimum 10 inches. Dude makes bank, easy pulls in $250k before bonuses. Dude is super popular, everyone loves him and knows him.

    Sorry you can’t all be him.

    1. That hog is only about 1/4 of your waist size then. Getting pretty “healthy” there girl, those hips will be a mess in about 2 years.

      Oh, and I’m packing 12”. Just saying

  5. There you have it. The “Embiid needs to be tougher” talk has come. The radio tough guys like Mike Miss saying Embiid has too much fun and needs to be tougher because that’s what he likes. I can’t stand the old man, blue collar BS put out by these over the hill radio hosts.

  6. Back to the subject, considering the guy that designed that plane was killed in a crash of one, there might be some sort of issue here.

  7. 8.5…. somber, serious, dorky grief-stricken Kyle (when he had zero attachment to the person that died)…. “so preventable” (cue uncomfortable silence and fade to black)

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