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Officials Say No Distress Call Was Made From Lidle's Plane

Rebecca Stefansky, / WCSH | October 12 2006

Federal investigators are backing away from an earlier report of a distress call from Corey Lidle's plane.

They now say the FAA has found no indication of a mayday call during the 15 minutes the plane was airborne before it crashed into a high-rise condo in Manhattan.

The plane carrying the New York Yankees pitcher and another person had taken off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. Both were killed in the crash

Investigators say it's too early to determine what caused the crash. But a witness says the plane appeared to be trailing smoke and was flying erratically.

Cory Lidle's twin brother Kevin said on CNN's "Larry King Live" that he had spoken to their parents, who were "obviously having a tough time."

Kevin Lidle says he's "in some kind of state of shock."

Yankee's owner George Steinbrenner calls it a "terrible and shocking tragedy."

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