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Cory Lidle's plane crashes in NYC

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Have you tried my Schwetty balls?
  2. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member


    Not sure if it's posted elsewhere, but Lidle's family stands to lose a $1.5 million life insurance policy if it's found he was piloting the plane.

    It's a standard union benefit plan, under which he was covered. The plan covers accidents, including airplane crashes -- unless it can be determined he was anything but a passenger.

    That said, Lidle's family will still receive a pension -- he was 72 major league service days away from being fully vested. That means his family will receive about $168,000 a year. Maximum currently is $175,000.
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Hard to believe that an amateur pilot wouldn't have secondary insurance coverage, when the primary policy doesn't cover accidental death while he was piloting. No one could be that careless.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    specially since he was a husband and a father.

    I am also kind of surprised that after being away from his family all season that he would not have wanted to fly back to LA with them and get someone else to fly his plane back.
  5. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know who was Lidle's agent?

    (edit--got my answer, thanks!)
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member


    NEW YORK (AP) — Cory Lidle’s beneficiaries could lose out on a $1.5 million benefit from baseball’s benefit plan if it’s determined that he was piloting his plane when it crashed into a Manhattan high-rise condominium.
    While Lidle wasn’t a member of the Major League Baseball Players Association licensing plan because he was a replacement player during the 1994-95 strike, the New York Yankees pitcher was covered by the union’s benefit plan.
    The plan calls for a $450,000 life insurance benefit and has an accidental death benefit of $1.05 million. However, the plan — which applies to all big leaguers — contains an exclusion for “any incident related to travel in an aircraft ... while acting in any capacity other than as a passenger.”
    Lidle and his flight instructor, Tyler Stanger, were killed Wednesday when Lidle’s four-seat Cirrus SR20 crashed into a building on the Upper East Side. While Lidle was the registered owner of the aircraft, it has not been confirmed who was at the controls.
    Lidle is survived by his wife, Melanie, and 6-year-old son, Christopher. The person he designated as his beneficiary was not immediately known.
    In addition, Lidle’s wife is entitled to a widow’s benefit under baseball’s plan.
    Lidle had 9 years, 100 days of major league service — 72 days shy of being fully vested. Because of that, his wife would be entitled to about $165,000 to $170,000 annually, which is 95 percent of the maximum, an amount indexed for inflation. There is an additional dependent benefit.
  7. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    BC-BBO--A-Rod-Runway Overrun, 1st Ld-Writethru,0366
    Private jet overruns Burbank runway, no injuries
    Eds: SUBS 3rd graf to fix garble. Moving on general news and sports services.
    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — A private jet, carrying Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and six others, overran a runway at Bob Hope Airport on Friday and was brought to a halt by an arresting system.
    “I spoke to Alex. He’s fine,” agent Scott Boras said.
    None of the seven people aboard were injured, federal officials said.
    The Gulfstream G-II carried five passengers and two crew members, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement from Washington, D.C.
    The twin-engine jet was stopped by an Engineered Materials Arresting System, pavement injected with air bubbles designed to collapse under the weight of an aircraft as large as a Boeing 737 jet traveling as fast as 50 knots, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
    “It came to a pretty quick stop,” Gill said.
    Damage to the aircraft was minor, the board said.
    An NTSB official was sent to investigate the 11:35 a.m. incident. The board planned to retrieve the cockpit voice recorder, gather radar data and evaluate how well the arresting system worked.
    The aircraft, registered to a Wilmington, Del., corporation, approached from the west and landed on one of the airport’s two runways. The runway was closed and reopened at 3:30 p.m. after the plane was moved, Gill said.
    Bob Hope Airport, in the San Fernando Valley north of downtown Los Angeles, is used by seven airlines and private aircraft.
    A Southwest Airlines jet skidded off a runway and crashed through a concrete barrier at the airport in 2000, injuring 43 passengers and the captain. The flight from Las Vegas went too fast and descended at a steep angle when it landed, according to a NTSB report. That jet ended up on a city street near a gas station.
    Friday’s incident came just two days after Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle’s plane failed to execute a U-turn and slammed into the side of a high-rise in Manhattan, killing Lidle and his flight instructor.
    AP-ES-10-13-06 1902EDT
  9. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Do we have anywhere that one of the apartments struck by the plane was owned by a woman who a few years ago was memorably skulled by a lamp from a lamppost that had been struck by a balloon during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade?
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Saw that somewhere on AP, Columbo.
    She might even have been in the apartment when the plane hit but somehow escaped injury.
  11. suburbanite

    suburbanite Active Member

    Hey, I gotta tell ya, how about that A-Rod? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Man, the Yankees will do anything to keep the Mets off the back page, won't they? :D
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