I have dreamed about owning a A5 since I retired! Real life is better then my dreams!! Thx Kirk & everyone @ICONAircraft pic.twitter.com/wkk6TtjAY4
— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) October 13, 2017
Former Phillies ace, Roy Halladay, was killed in a plane crash that was announced in Florida late this afternoon. The was the only occupant of the airplane that he recently purchased. The airplane was the Icon A5, and previously there was a crash that killed two veteran pilots from the Icon company. Watch that crash video here: https://youtu.be/gujFdn5Woe4
Not much is known about the crash at this point, Halladay had tweeted that flying the aircraft was like flying a ‘fighter jet’. His father apparently told him, it was a fighter jet. As seen in this tweet.
Phillies official tweet this afternoon:
Phillies statement on the sudden & tragic passing of Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/gGhv7JUKv0
— Phillies (@Phillies) November 7, 2017
More on this as the story is developing. Halladay was one of the Phillies best pitchers ever. A terrible loss this afternoon for his family and fans.