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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Roy Halladay's small plane crashed in the Gulf Of Mexico

jazzguy

Philly, B-3 Capital

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Nov 7th, 2017 02:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

sadly he died, that guy is an icon around here, having pitched the second perfect game in playoff history for our Phils.
:^(

(This message was last edited by jazzguy at 08:04 PM, Nov 7th, 2017)

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Nov 7th, 2017 02:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Damn. RIP Roy. As a Blue Jays fan he was one of the bright spots in a time when we werent very good. I loved watching him pitched. He will be missed.

jazzguy

Philly, B-3 Capital

don't dream it be it
Nov 7th, 2017 02:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

really good dude too, condolences to his family


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Nov 7th, 2017 02:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow, original story I heard only said it was registered to him, it sounded like he was not aboard.

RIP

HenryJ

Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Nov 7th, 2017 03:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sorry to hear that.

I saw him pitch for the Blue Jays when we went to NYC in 2007. July 17. Neither he nor Andy Pettite got the decision. Both pitched 7 innings and gave up one run. Yankees won it in the 10th inning, 3-2. Robinson Cano had the game-winning RBI.

Halladay was a really good pitcher.

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Nov 7th, 2017 06:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Halladay was a really good pitcher"

That might be the understatement of he year.

195-108 as a starter, 2-time Cy Young Award winner, & 8-time All-Star. Yeah, I'd say he was "really good". :)

RIP Mr. Halladay.

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Nov 8th, 2017 08:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My all time favourite Jay. RIP Roy.

bongo122819

usa

All I need is one more guitar
Nov 8th, 2017 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A friend of mine knew him from when he'd come to Boston to play the Sox; said he was not a bad guitar player.
Hall of Fame for sure, i hope. R.I.P.

HenryJ

Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Nov 8th, 2017 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mrs. Halladay tried to stop her husband from buying the plane. See link below.

Sort of reminds me of Lou Piniella warning Thurman Munson about the small jet the Munson had purchased.

Link

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Nov 8th, 2017 02:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Video of the crash has emerged. I heard a report that witnesses had seen the plane in the week prior flying very "aggressively", including drops to within a few feet of the water before pulling up.

Source of the story was TMZ, so take that for what its worth.

Be careful if you watch, there are some dirty words.

SS2

Alexandria, Virginia

Nov 8th, 2017 03:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"witnesses had seen the plane in the week prior flying very "aggressively", including drops to within a few feet of the water before pulling up."


Had read it was an amphibious plane... may have been practicing water landing approaches (or getting his nerve up to do one)... I don't know, just a thought.

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Nov 8th, 2017 03:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Could be. But as they described as sudden drops in altitude, I think that would be less likely. But I suppose anything is possible.

jay1vinton

Hawaii, USA

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Nov 10th, 2017 04:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

He was the first full price purchaser of the IKON A-5 aircraft. If you look it up, the interior looks mostly like a car interior with sticks. A test pilot and passenger had already been killed in one before they went on full sale.

Today, their website shows absolutely nothing about any of that. It had a Rotax engine which are usually very reliable and could only do 103 mph. He apparently was a good pilot, but his wife thought the plane flimsy,and unsafe and begged him not to buy it.

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Nov 10th, 2017 07:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

“A test pilot and passenger had already been killed in one before they went on full sale.”

He wasn’t just a test pilot; he was the lead engineer who designed the plane.

Anyone who buys a product AFTER that product kills its creator is asking for trouble, IMHO.

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Hemet, SoCal

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Nov 11th, 2017 12:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In order to fly these smaller aircraft safelt you really need a higher level of skill than is assumed. Larger aircraft are more forgiving of erratic control inputs. I can easily see a pilot getting into deep kimchee flying at lower altitudes and over-correcting your stick input resulting in an out of control situation.

(This message was last edited by JAFO at 02:53 AM, Nov 11th, 2017)

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Nov 11th, 2017 08:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Pilots will tell you that altitude is your friend, it buys you time to correct errors. Flying a powerful, lightweight sports plane near the deck is like riding a sports bike at high speed thru traffic. Your first mistake is usually your last.

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