NTSB: Halladay on drugs, doing stunts when plane crashed

Posted at 2:17 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 14:17:53-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal report says Baseball Hall of Famer Roy Halladay had drugs in his system and was doing extreme acrobatics in his small plane when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico in 2017, killing him.

The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that the former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies star had amphetamine levels about 10 times therapeutic levels in his system along with other drugs that can impair judgment.

He was doing a series of maneuvers when the plane suddenly nosedived into the water on Nov. 7, 2017.

The report said Halladay had sometimes come within 5 feet of the water before the crash.