Designed to make flying simple, the Icon A5 has been described as a sports car with wings that maneuvers like a Jet Ski. Former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitching great Roy Halladay died Tuesday in a plane crash in the A5, which was found upside down in the shallow water off Florida’s Gulf Coast. Halladay, 40, was the only person on the two-seater plane.
It was the second fatal crash involving the A5 this year. In May, Jon Karkow, Icon’s chief test pilot who was responsible for the plane’s design, died in a crash in California. Cagri Sever, a new employee who was in the passenger’s seat, also was killed.