Go Back   DetroitSportsForum > Sports > Detroit Tigers > MLB General Board
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2017, 04:36 PM   #1
tomdalton22   tomdalton22 is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 14,902
Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

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



Login or Register to Remove Ads
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2017, 04:46 PM   #2
Mitchrapp   Mitchrapp is online now
Moderator
 
Mitchrapp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 38,406
Man, that's too bad. Rest in peace.
__________________
Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak a sunrise past a Rooster -- Joe Adcock

What are we at the park for except to win? I'd trip my mother. I'd help her up, brush her off, tell her I'm sorry. But mother don't make it to third -- Leo Durocher

The NFL can kiss my ass!!

Last edited by Mitchrapp; 11-07-2017 at 04:46 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2017, 05:08 PM   #3
sggatecl   sggatecl is offline
Senior Member
 
sggatecl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Okemos, MI
Posts: 7,069
Earlier this year, the lead engineer of that particular plane also died flying it.

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/icon-a...lead-engineer/

Quote:
AN ICON AIRCRAFT A5—the innovative amphibious aircraft that only recently entered production—crashed early Monday on the shores of Lake Berryessa, in Napa County, California, killing the company’s lead aeronautical engineer, Jon Karkow, 55, and his colleague Cagri Sever, 41. The crash of the aircraft, known for its forgiving flight characteristics, folding wings, and appeal to recreational pilots, serves as proof that aviation remains a dangerous pursuit.

The cause of the crash remains unknown, and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. Icon CEO Kirk Hawkins called the loss devastating. “The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with the families of both people onboard, they were both truly amazing individuals," he said in a statement.

The fatal crash is particularly distressing given the safety-first design of the aircraft, and Karkow’s experience piloting far more radical aircraft while at Scaled Composites. It’s unknown whether Karkow was testing or demonstrating the spin-resistance of the wing design at the time of the crash, and whether that or another flaw or structural failure contributed to the accident. The destruction of the aircraft on the lakeshore, visible in photographs, suggests a steep vertical descent. The National Transportation Safety Board expects to publish a preliminary report by the end of next week.

Whatever its cause, the crash will likely prove a significant setback for Icon, which has struggled lately with financial and production issues. Last year, it laid off workers and reduced production expectations from 175 aircraft to just 20.
__________________
"When you start to feel sad, always remember to stop being a little bitch and no one cares."
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2017, 06:04 PM   #4
TheVictors   TheVictors is offline
Senior Member
 
TheVictors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: barstool at the end
Posts: 12,708
Greatest baseball player to come out of Colorado, my friend played against him in high school. Sad news
__________________
NO-BODY!!!!


I am the one and only turbo powered engine.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2017, 07:00 PM   #5
biggunsbob   biggunsbob is offline
Moderator
 
biggunsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Byron Center, Michigan
Posts: 55,448
Rip
__________________
JIM
Play Peters !!!!!
WE NEED LINEMEN !!!!!! WE NEED LINEBACKERS!!!!! WE NEED BETTER CORDINATORS!!!! PLEASE START COACHING BETTER! !!!
FIND A DAMN RUNNING BACK!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2017, 08:54 PM   #6
Rebbiv   Rebbiv is offline
Senior Member
 
Rebbiv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: 3rd Rock from the Sun
Posts: 5,671
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheVictors View Post
Greatest baseball player to come out of Colorado, my friend played against him in high school. Sad news

HoFer Goose Gossage was no slouch.
__________________
“All statistics have outliers.”
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2017, 09:17 PM   #7
kalinecountry   kalinecountry is offline
Moderator
 
kalinecountry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bluesville Channel 74 on the XM Highway
Posts: 106,828
Sad news, this guy was a great pitcher and many players and teammates on MLB XM said Halladay was an even better person. rip.

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2017/11/...-roy-halladay/
Tigers Past And Present React To Shocking Death Of Roy Halladay.
CBSSports
__________________
"Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life". Ty Cobb.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring". Rogers Hornsby.
"From 1955 to my retirement, the best All-Around Player in the American League was Al Kaline". Mickey Mantle.
"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.

Last edited by kalinecountry; 11-08-2017 at 08:34 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2017, 06:33 AM   #8
turok   turok is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7,930
Still recall that epic pitchers' duel btw Halladay and Bonderman, that he won after pitching 10 to Bondo's 9, 2-1 in '07. I also remember being very POed @ Leyland, b/c I knew that whoever stayed in the longest would win.

RIP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...302155_pf.html
__________________


Last edited by turok; 11-08-2017 at 06:44 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 09:44 PM   #9
tomdalton22   tomdalton22 is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 14,902
sounds like he was "showboating" just prior to the crash.

http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/08/roy-ha...s-showboating/
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.