There are still plenty of unanswered questions out of yesterday's plane crash in New York which claimed the life of Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle. Here are a few links, in case you missed them:
The northern end of the airspace over the East River is a treacherous, narrow corridor often filled with helicopters ferrying tourists, business people and traffic reporters along the edge of Manhattan. Small planes like Mr. Lidle’s are allowed to fly through the area at low altitude, but several pilots said they did not dare because it could be crowded.
Also from the Times, some reaction from the Mets' Chris Woodward, who grew up in the same neighbourhood as Lidle:
Woodward became a major league infielder, joining the Mets in 2005, but he always planned to fly at the end of his career.
After Lidle died when his plane crashed into a Manhattan apartment building yesterday, Woodward was asked if his plans had changed. Lidle was flying with his flight instructor and either one could have been flying the plane.
“If I have the desire to do it, I’ll still do it,” Woodward said. “It’s always been my passion.”