Report: Yankees pitcher piloted crashed NY plane

October 11, 2006 23:10


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New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle appeared to be on board the plane that crashed into a Manhattan apartment building on Wednesday evening, CNN reported. According to the report, Lidle's passport was found on the ground near the crash site, and Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane was registered to the Yankees pitcher. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg later said that there had been two passengers aboard the plane - a flight student with about 70 hours of experience, and an instructor - and that both were killed in the crash. It was unclear whether Lidle was the one at the controls at the time.

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