Cory Lidle — Shocking Sports Deaths
In 2006, an unidentified plane was circling around New York City, only later did we realize that it was being operated by Yankees' pitcher, Cory Lidle. Lidle, 34, crashed the small plane into a 40-story apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Lidle was reportedly trying to make a U-turn, but the wind coming from the west
was too much for the pitcher to fight off, and he lost control.
The crash left an apartment building in flames and many locals worried about another act of terrorism on the already-anxious citizens. When they learned it was a Yankee on board, New Yorkers were distraught.