Lidle was killed, along with his flight instructor. The Times just ran this article a month ago about his plane and recently-acquired pilot’s license, along with this note:
A player-pilot is still a sensitive topic for the Yankees, whose
captain, Thurman Munson, was killed in the crash of a plane he
was flying in 1979. Lidle, acquired from the Philadelphia
Phillies on July 30, said his plane was safe.