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Flight restrictions after Lidle crash to be permanent

Updated: February 5, 2007, 4:57 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Flight restrictions imposed around Manhattan after New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle crashed his single-engine plane into an apartment tower will be made permanent, according to new government documents.

The plan for the rule change was revealed as the National Transportation Safety Board released papers Monday detailing its investigation of the Oct. 11 crash that killed Lidle and his flight instructor.

"The pilot and owner was New York Yankee player Cory Lidle, ...

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