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#1 DocM

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:17 AM

Phillies & Blue Jays, age 40. 8x All Star, 2x Cy Young, playoff no hitter, perfect game, Hall of Fame lock.

His first off the line ICON A5 light-sport aircraft crashed in the Gulf 10 miles west of St. Petersburg, FL.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:30 AM

Rest in piece.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:49 AM

Can't see the whole plane but it looks like a small flying boat configuration. Always struck me as an inefficient pusher design, seems half the airscrew's rotation is chewing the dead air behind the cockpit, 



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:17 AM

Pretty sure aerodynamics will ensure plenty of wind flowing through the propeller.

 

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My guess, and that's all it is, engine failure and a tall wave upon landing flipped the bird then he drowned before he could get out.


Side note, the Wiki page has already been updated with this incident.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:59 AM

Heard on the radio that he signed a one-day contract in Toronto, so that he could retire as a Blue Jay.  I'm not a baseball fanatic, but I know he was here for 12 seasons.  I don't think a whole lot of T.O. (I live here), but I guess he really liked it here. 

 

Condolences to his family.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:06 PM

RIP

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:07 PM

Heard a report on TMZ that he was doing some aerobatics. Not sure if that's a wise idea with a serial number 000001.
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:11 PM

Only the good die young, CM.   And by that measure, I'm pretty close to immortal.....   :moose:

 

 

And yeah, radical flight maneuvers, by anyone other than an experienced aerobatic pilot, in the first-off aircraft is just begging for trouble.   I don't think that design has many hours of flight in normal flight modes, and IIRC, that design has already killed a company test pilot.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:35 PM

:( 

 
I remember watching his no-hitter against the Reds in the 2010 playoffs (he also had a perfect game earlier the same season).

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:44 PM

Heeeeeee's OUTTATHAR!

 

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#11 Scottb64

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:06 PM

The A5 is a Light Sport aircraft with a 100hp engine nd a top speed of 121 mph. With added structure for water use it needed a exception to the the weight limit. Definitely not a hot rod, unless flown that way.



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 03:19 AM

And a Lamborghini isn't a hotrod... Unless it's driven that way.

A supercomputer isn't a hotrod... Unless it's programmed that way.

The whole premise is predictably stupid.
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