A report came out of Florida’s gulf coast this afternoon that is difficult to even type out: a plane registered to Roy Halladay has crashed into the Gulf of Mexico north of the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area, and one person is confirmed dead.
Tampa’s 10News WTSP reports:
It was not immediately known if Halladay was flying the plane or if he was killed in the crash.
Halladay’s ICON A5 light sport aircraft crashed into the Gulf 10 miles west of St. Petersburg at about 1 p.m., the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.
A news conference with Pasco County authorities is set for 4:15 PM ET. Those who wish to will be able to watch the conference live at WFLA.com.
Halladay, as those who follow him on social media know, is an avid aviator. Recent images show him posing next to a new ICON with the same tail number as can be seen in images of the wreckage online.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office confirms that Roy Hallday has died.
I don’t even know what else to say…