Jury Clears Cirrus Over Yankees Pitcher's Fatal Crash

Law360, New York (May 24, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT) -- A federal jury found Tuesday that airplane manufacturer Cirrus Design Corp. was not responsible for the 2006 plane crash in Manhattan that killed New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and his co-pilot.

The families of Lidle and Tyler Stanger alleged that a key component in the Cirrus SR-20 jammed during a flight along the East River in 2006, sending the plane spinning out of control into the side of a residential building in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and killing both pilots.

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