Authorities are investigating the Oct. 11 crash of a Cirrus SR20 in New York that killed 34-year-old Cory Lidle, a pitcher for the New York Yankees, and his flight instructor, Tyler Stanger.
The pair were flying the East River VFR corridor when their plane slammed into the 40th story of a luxury high-rise building. The aircraft disintegrated and started a fire.
At first there were fears the crash was a terrorist attack, but officials were quick to state that it was an accident. At least 21 people were taken to hospitals, most of them firefighters.
Lidle, who got his private pilot certificate in February, bought the SR20 in June.
In the aftermath of the accident, USA Today called for a ban on GA planes flying over large cities, a call echoed by many politicians. GA alphabet groups quickly went into action responding to the knee-jerk reactions.