DEVELOPING NEWS: Yankees Pitcher's Plane Bound for Tennessee

New York (CBS/AP) - Nashville, Tenn. (AP) -- The small plane that crashed Wednesday into a New York skyscraper was apparently headed to Nashville.

Dave Whitis, a friend of New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle who was on the plane, told radio station WGFX that the player had called him around 11:30 this morning to say he was planning to fly to Nashville later in the day.

Whitis also quoted Lidle as saying he had a flight instructor with him and that there were weather cells around Nashville that might prevent him from landing in the city.

Lidle is presumed killed in the crash.

Additionally, a spokeswoman for the union station hotel in Nashville said Lidle had a room reservation for the night.

Lidle said earlier this week in new york that he planned to fly back to California and make a few stops along the way.

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