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    Former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay

    played for years here in Toronto. Small plane crash in Florida

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2...sh-gulf-mexico

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    Tragic. Aside from him being a great player, I've been hearing that he was a kind and decent person, always ready to help if someone was in need. RIP Roy.
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    In his prime, he was a GREAT pitcher. It's weird to think he had been out of baseball for 4 years, and was still only 40. When his ability went away, it went away FAST. He is one of 20 pitchers to throw a perfect game, and along with Don Larsen one of 2 pitchers to throw a no-hitter in the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mansfield67 View Post
    Tragic. Aside from him being a great player, I've been hearing that he was a kind and decent person, always ready to help if someone was in need. RIP Roy.
    that's what I've read and heard also. dang..too young. RIP Doc

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    video of the crash and post crash

    http://nypost.com/2017/11/08/footage...-last-moments/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    A little boy and his toy airplane. FCOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    A little boy and his toy airplane. FCOL
    reminds me of John Denver with his stupid experimental plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    reminds me of John Denver with his stupid experimental plane.
    Me too. But didn't Denver's plane crash because he couldn't switch feul tanks? Or something like that. He wasn't showboating that I can remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    Me too. But didn't Denver's plane crash because he couldn't switch feul tanks? Or something like that. He wasn't showboating that I can remember.
    Denver ran out of fuel because the switch was located behind him and he couldn't reach it - a death trap


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    A bit of not so surprising bit of news. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...cid=spartanntp
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    Me too. But didn't Denver's plane crash because he couldn't switch feul tanks? Or something like that. He wasn't showboating that I can remember.
    Yeah it was in a different position to what he was used to and he couldn't reach it from where he was sitting IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    Denver ran out of fuel because the switch was located behind him and he couldn't reach it - a death trap

    That's horrible that he couldn't reach it.

    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    A bit of not so surprising bit of news. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...cid=spartanntp
    Yeah, he showboated a bit too close that last time. I kind of think his wife had a premonition.
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    a glorified tin can


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    The NTSB have finished their preliminary report according to TMZ and have reported he was flying too close to homes and making irresponsible turns moments before the crash. A witness also said they saw him climbing 300-500 feet then nose diving.

    http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/20/roy-ha...e-crash-homes/

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