Tue, 01 May 2007 14:14:06 -0700
The Associated Press reports deceased New York Yankees RP Cory Lidle was killed after Lidle and his flight instructor misjudged a U-turn, and did not correct their error in time. The National Transportation Safety Board, who is investigating the incident, reported it still does not know whether Lidle or his flight instructor were piloting the plane.
Sat, 31 Mar 2007 04:55:34 -0700
The widow and son of former New York Yankees SP Cory Lidle will throw out the ceremonial first pitches at Yankee Stadium, Monday, April 2, according to the Associated Press. The pitcher's wife, Melanie, and son, Christopher, will take part in pregame ceremonies before the game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Lidle's parents, Doug and Lisa, and his twin brother, Kevin, will also be in attendance.
Thu, 22 Mar 2007 00:53:06 -0700
The Associated Press reports Melanie Lidle, the wife of New York Yankees P Cory Lidle, may throw out the first pitch of the 2007 season when the team opens play at Yankee Stadium. Cory Lidle was killed in an October plane crash over Manhattan.
Fri, 02 Mar 2007 13:52:42 -0800
ESPN.com reports Dr. Lawrence Rosenthal has filed a $7 million lawsuit against the estate of former New York Yankees SP Cory Lidle, claiming his home was destroyed when Lidle's small airplane crashed into his apartment building. Rosenthal said his apartment sustained "severe damage, including broken windows, smoke damage, loose bricks and extensive other damage," which has forced him and his family to move. Rosenthal has named Lidle's wife, Melanie Lidle, as the defendant in the case as she is the administrator of her husband's estate.
Thu, 15 Feb 2007 07:27:38 -0800
Bryan Hoch, of Yankees.MLB.com, reports the New York Yankees will keep the number 30 off limits this year out of respect to former SP Cory Lidle who was tragically killed in a small plane accident in New York City last October.
Tue, 06 Feb 2007 00:34:07 -0800
The Associated Press reports flight restrictions imposed around Manhattan after New York Yankees RP Cory Lidle crashed his single-engine plane into an apartment tower will be made permanent, government documents indicate.
Sat, 11 Nov 2006 23:53:39 -0800
Ilana Benhuri, 50, who suffered severe burns when New York Yankees SP Cory Lidle's airplane crashed into her apartment building wall, Tuesday, Oct. 10, was released from the hospital Friday, Nov. 10, according to the Associated Press. Benhuri suffered burns below her waist, but she and her housekeeper, Eveline Reategue, were able to make it down the building's stairs to safety. Reategue had seen the plane and rushed into the room to warn Benhuri, but there wasn't enough time. During her stay in the hospital, Benhuri underwent surgery and multiple skin grafts. Bob Sullivan, her attorney, reported that she is still in pain, and that a lawsuit against Lidle's estate is likely.
Fri, 03 Nov 2006 11:19:22 -0800
ESPNews reports that wind was the cause of the plane crash that took the life of former New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle.
Sat, 14 Oct 2006 21:06:00 -0700
A memorial service for New York Yankees SP Cory Lidle will be held Tuesday, Oct. 17, in his hometown of Covina, Calif., according to the Associated Press. In lieu of flowers, the Lidle family requested that donations be made to the family of Tyler Stanger, the 26-year-old flight instructor who was also killed when the pitcher's airplane crashed into a high-rise building in Manhattan, Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Fri, 13 Oct 2006 00:18:06 -0700
The Associated Press' Ron Blum reports New York Yankees SP 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 which calls for a $450,000 life insurance benefit and has an accidental death benefit of $1.05 million. The plan contains an exclusion for "any incident related to travel in an aircraft ... while acting in any capacity other than as a passenger."