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Going Direct: NTSB Roy Halladay Report: Were Drugs To Blame?

Roy Halladay taking delivery of is Icon A5
Courtesy of Icon Aircraft

The NTSB recently issued its factual report on the crash of an Icon A5 amphibian just off the Gulf Coast of Florida in 2017, and as we reported, the report was a disturbing one.

The most shocking item was that Halladay had high levels of amphetamines and opioids in his blood when he crashed. What is a high level? According to the NTSB report, Halladay had about 10 times the typical therapeutic amount of amphetamines, as well as a pharmacopeia of other substances, including an antidepressant and morphine, both in high levels, as well.

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