Sunday, October 15, 2006
Feds Probe Yankees' Alex Rodriguez Plane Mishap
The National Transportation Safety Board is trying to rule out whether an airplane carrying New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was illegally overloaded when it ran off a runway last week at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, CA. Rodriguez, who escaped injury along with four other passengers and two crewmen, was reported carrying no more than 35 pounds of soft luggage, well within the 50-pound limit allowed each passenger aboard the small twin-engine aircraft. Officials, however, want to examine the wallet A-Rod carried in his hip pocket, the cash in which in all liklihood weighed in excess of 500 pounds.