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Former Major League Baseball Pitcher Roy Halladay Killed In Plane Crash

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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay was killed Tuesday afternoon in a plane crash off the coast of Florida, authorities confirmed.

The plane -- an ICON A5 light sport aircraft -- crashed 10 miles west of St. Petersburg at about 1 p.m., the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

A viewer sent WTSP-TV video of the wreckage that showed the same plane posted in images and video to Halladay's Twitter account.

ICON Aircraft featured Halladay in an October article about him receiving the first 2018 model of the plane.

"I've been dreaming about flying since I was a boy but was only able to become a pilot once I retired from baseball," Halladay said in the article.

The company said they were notified of the crash and they are investigating the incident.

Halladay was a former eight-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young Award winner.

He pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1998 to 2009 and played with the Philadelphia Phillies from 2010-2013. 

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