After Roy Halladay's Plane Crash Death, New Details Emerge About 'Jet Ski With Wings' He Was Flying
More details have emerged about the death of former superstar pitcher Roy Halladay, including the belief by witnesses that he was "hot-dogging" when the aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida Tuesday.
Halladay made a promotional video just last month when he became the proud owner of the futuristic-looking ICON A5.
It's been called "a jet ski with wings” and there are only about 20 in existence with a retail price of $269,000.
The ICON A5 is built for beginner pilots like Halladay.
His wife, Brandy, also appears in the promotional video, and in a haunting clip, she admits she was worried about him flying.
“She fought me the whole way,” the former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher said.
“I fought hard,” she said. “I was very against it.”
Meanwhile, TMZ Sports has obtained video showing Halladay's plane making repeated low dives near Pasco County, Fla., moments before the crash.
The wreckage was discovered floating upside down by shocked witnesses.
"It is a sharp-looking plane and it looks like a lot of fun and that is the whole point of it but it is also attracting not the most experienced of proponents," Pilot and aviation attorney Daniel Rose told Inside Edition.
An ICON aircraft spokesman told Inside Edition the company extends its “deepest condolences to Roy’s family and friends,” adding, “ICON will do everything it can to support the accident investigation going forward.”
Halladay took up flying after retiring four years ago as one of the top pitchers in baseball.