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Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf off Florida, reports say

Sporting News logo Sporting News 2017-11-07 Marc Lancaster
Roy Halladay wearing a hat © Getty Images Roy Halladay

A small plane registered to former major-league pitcher Roy Halladay crashed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa, according to multiple reports.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said there was one fatality, but the victim was not immediately identified. According to local media, the plane went down around 1 p.m. off Holiday, Fla., which is just north of Clearwater.

Halladay, an eight-time All-Star during his 16-year career with the Blue Jays and Phillies, repeatedly has posted on social media about flying his ICON A5 aircraft. His Twitter cover photo is a picture of the plane, and his profile picture features him in the cockpit.


The sheriff's office said it would provide an update on the crash at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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