Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Yanks pitcher presumed dead in NYC crash: passport found on street

A small plane carrying New York Yankee Cory Lidle slammed into a 50-story skyscraper Wednesday, apparently killing the pitcher and a second person in a crash that rained flaming debris onto the sidewalks and briefly raised fears of another terrorist attack.

A law enforcement official in Washington said Lidle — an avid pilot who got his flying license during last year's offseason — was aboard the single-engine aircraft when it crashed into the 30th and 31st floors of the high-rise on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said both people aboard were killed.

It was not immediately clear who was at the controls and who was the second person aboard. Law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Lidle's passport was found on the street. - yahoo news

I live about a 5 minute walk from here...

How wierd is it that his passport was found on the street? I hope no other Yankees were on the plane. They haven't said yet who the passanger was but with George Steinbrenner offering his condolences to this wife and son, it's safe to assume that it wasn't a direct family member.

Away, I feel bad for Lidle and his family. As well as any other people and killed and their families as well.