Former MLB Pitcher, Cy Young Award Winner Roy Halladay Killed In Plane Crash Off Florida Coast

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ABOVE VIDEO: Former Major League Baseball star and aviation enthusiast Roy Halladay was killed in a plane crash off the coast of Pasco County this afternoon, shocking sports fans from Florida to Philadelphia.

PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA (FOX 13) – Former Major League Baseball star and aviation enthusiast Roy Halladay was killed in a plane crash off the coast of Pasco County this afternoon, shocking sports fans from Florida to Philadelphia.

The crash happened just after noon in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, just north of Bailey’s Bluff in Holiday. Deputies say a resident called 911 after seeing the aircraft crash into the water, but there were no reports of problems ahead of the crash, either from neighbors or the aircraft itself.

The view from SkyFOX over the scene showed a small white plane upside down in the water. The first boat to respond to the crash could not get to the plane because the area is so shallow, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said, forcing them to call in a swift-water rescue team.

Halladay, 40, was a private pilot and had tweeted about the brand new amphibious sport plane that he liked to fly over the beach.

“I keep telling my dad flying the Icon A5 low over the water is like flying a fighter jet!” one tweet boasted.

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