Article

NTSB: MLB Hall of Famer Roy Halladay had drugs in system, doing stunts when plane crashed

April 16 2020 6:08 AM

MLB Hall of Famer Roy Halladay had high levels of amphetamines in his system and was doing extreme acrobatics before losing control of his small plane and nosediving into Tampa Bay, killing him, in 2017, a United States National Transportation Safety Board report issued on Wednesday said.

The report did not give a final reason for the crash, but said Halladay had amphetamine levels about 10 times therapeutic levels in his blood along with a high level of morphine and an anti-depressant that can impair judgement. It went on to say he performed stunts within 1.5 metres of the water and on his final manoeuvre he entered a steep climb and his speed fell to about 135 kilometers per hour before his propeller-driven plane went into a nosedive and smashed into the water.

A previous report had said he was flying 3.3 meters above the surface of the water and reached speeds of 170 kph.

The report said Halladay died of blunt force trauma and drowning.

Halladay, who died at age 40, had purchased the plane, an Icon A5, about a month before his crash on November 7, 2017, and had 14 hours of flying in it. He got his pilot's licence in 2013, and had about 700 hours of flight time.

An eight-time All-Star, who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays form 1998-2009 and for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2009-13, going 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA, Halladay was inducted into the Hall of Fame posthumously last year.

Latest news

July 7, 2020

 2:52 AM

July 6, 2020

 10:24 PM
 10:13 PM
 4:48 PM
 12:55 AM

July 5, 2020

 9:31 PM
 8:11 PM
 2:38 AM
 2:22 AM
 12:27 AM

July 4, 2020

 10:42 PM
 4:02 AM
 2:00 AM

July 3, 2020

 12:58 AM

July 2, 2020

 11:40 PM

July 1, 2020

 3:22 AM

June 30, 2020

 7:35 AM

June 29, 2020

 10:37 PM

June 26, 2020

 2:54 AM

June 24, 2020

 4:27 AM

June 23, 2020

 4:49 AM
 2:42 AM

June 21, 2020

 2:56 AM

June 20, 2020

 4:25 AM
 3:31 AM

June 19, 2020

 8:11 PM
 1:01 PM
 12:38 AM

June 17, 2020

 11:31 PM
 11:18 PM

June 16, 2020

 1:35 AM

June 15, 2020

 9:26 PM

June 14, 2020

 3:50 AM

June 12, 2020

 12:56 AM

June 11, 2020

 2:02 AM
 1:33 AM

June 5, 2020

 3:08 AM

June 3, 2020

 6:48 PM

May 31, 2020

 1:26 AM

May 28, 2020

 7:13 AM

May 26, 2020

 1:15 AM

May 20, 2020

 8:23 AM
 3:00 AM

May 15, 2020

 4:32 AM
 2:56 AM
 2:13 AM

May 14, 2020

 8:03 PM

May 12, 2020

 12:01 AM

May 11, 2020

 10:07 PM
 12:36 AM

May 9, 2020

 2:07 AM

May 5, 2020

 2:49 PM

May 4, 2020

 11:22 PM
 6:33 AM

May 3, 2020

 7:47 AM

May 1, 2020

 12:51 PM
 3:21 AM

April 30, 2020

 1:07 AM

April 28, 2020

 5:38 PM

April 22, 2020

 10:59 PM

April 16, 2020

 6:08 AM

April 15, 2020

 3:45 AM

April 14, 2020

 7:11 PM
 6:50 PM

April 12, 2020

 8:00 PM

April 10, 2020

 12:05 AM

April 9, 2020

 9:39 PM
 4:52 PM

April 7, 2020

 7:13 PM

April 6, 2020

 10:41 PM