Odd Twist In Cory Lidle Case | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-04.01.24

Airborne-Unlimited-04.09.24

Airborne-Unlimited-04.10.24 Airborne-Unlimited-04.11.24

Airborne-Unlimited-04.12.24

Join Us At 0900ET, Friday, 4/10, for the LIVE Morning Brief.
Watch It LIVE at
www.airborne-live.net

Thu, Feb 24, 2011

Odd Twist In Cory Lidle Case

Lidle's Lawyers Question Credibility Of Shuttle Pilot As Defense Witness

Attorneys for the widow of Cory Lidle, the New York Yankees pitcher who was fatally injured in an accident in 2006 on New York's Upper East Side, say the jury in the case should not hear about former astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson's career at NASA as a shuttle pilot when he testifies in the case.

Lidle's widow has charged Cirrus Design with negligence in the design of the SR20 G2 he was flying when he impacted the side of a building in New York. Lidle was making a turn over the East River when the accident occurred.

The New York Post reports that Melanie Lidle's lawyers have filed papers in Manhattan federal court calling Gibson's career as a shuttle pilot "simply irrelevant" to the case. They hold that the two aircraft are very different, with a high level of automation assisting the shuttle pilot, while the Cirrus is flown "manually from airport to airport" by the pilot. They say Gibson, a former Navy pilot, was chosen by Cirrus "purely because of his celebrity background." They also say Gibson's role in the investigation of the loss of space shuttle Challenger should be excluded because it is still a "harrowing tragedy" for many people.


SR20 G2 File Photo

Cirrus Vice President Bill King told the paper that he couldn't imagine that Gibson's career would be ruled irrelevant by the judge.

FMI: www.nysd.uscourts.gov/site_manhattan.php

Advertisement

More News

Classic Aero-TV: The Switchblade Flying Car FLIES!

From 2023 (YouTube Versions): Flying Motorcycle, That Is… "First Flight was achieved under cloudy skies but calm winds. The Samson Sky team, positioned along the runway, wat>[...]

ANN FAQ: Q&A 101

A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN! 1) I forgot my password. How do I find it? 1) Easy... click here and give us your e-mail address--we'll send it to you >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.12.24): Discrete Code

Discrete Code As used in the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS), any one of the 4096 selectable Mode 3/A aircraft transponder codes except those ending in zero zero; >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.13.24): Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS)

Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) The operation of a UAS beyond the visual capability of the flight crew members (i.e., remote pilot in command [RPIC], the person manipulating th>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.13.24)

Aero Linx: Florida Antique Biplane Association "Biplanes.....outrageous fun since 1903." That quote really defines what the Florida Antique Biplane Association (FABA) is all about.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC