Roy Halladay, the 40-year-old All-Star MLB pitcher who died Tuesday his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, was reportedly seen flying erratically just minutes before the accident.
Smartphone footage obtained by TMZ Sports shows Halladay’s plane flying from 100-feet in the air to just 5-feet over the water. The changes in altitude shocked witnesses so much that in one clip, a witness can be heard saying, “What the f—?” As the plane waves through the blue skies, another witness simply says, “That can’t be legal.”
According to Reuters, National Transportation Safety Board investigator Noreen Price said many witnesses reported the plane flying at a low altitude. It isn’t immediately clear if the maneuvers seen leading up to the crash were done purposefully or if Halladay had lost total or partial control of the plane. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said there were no distress calls received from the plane. Yet, according to TMZ, one witness said, “He was flying like that all week. Aggressively.”
The two-time Cy Young winner—who spent 16 years in the MLB, playing for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies—had only recently purchased the ICON A5 two-seater plane, which was built to be accessible for entry-level pilots. The
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