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NTSB: Roy Halladay On Drugs, Doing Stunts When Plane Crashed In Gulf Of Mexico

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Roy Halladay, showing off his plane in an October promotional photo, died Tuesday when the aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.

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 judgement.

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 five feet of the water before the crash.

Halladay was 40.