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Weddings Munsell [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Andrea M. Gilmurray of Baldwin, Mich. and SPC. Travis Munsell formerly of Tucumcari, were joined in marriage with a double ring ceremony on Sept. 17 at the Amazing Grace Church in Baldwin. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Jennifer Gilmurray of Baldwin and the groom is the […]

Birthdays, golden anniversary, engagement

Second birthday for JaylenJaylen Hope Baldwin is celebrating her second birthday today. Her parents are Jennifer Baldwin and Dominic Quintana. Her grandparents are Susie Moore and Claude and Rosie Quintana of Tucumcari and Gary Hickman of Albuquerque. Jaylen’s festivities will include a Sponge Bob birthday party with family and friends. Garretts to celebrate 50th Grover […]

NTSB: Air show crash attributed to pilot error

The cause of the crash that killed Guy “Doc” Baldwin, an aerobatic pilot, on Oct. 4, 2006 at the Tucumcari Air Show was “the pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control,” according to a probable cause report from the National Transportation Safety Board. That failure resulted in an accelerated stall, the report said. Other factors included […]

Air show to continue in Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s air show will be flying again. Members of the Tucumcari Rotary Club have agreed to sponsor the Tucumcari Air Show in 2007, said the club’s president Elmer Schuster. In fact, a date of Sept. 19, 2007 has been set for the next event, Schuster said. The tragic death […]

Open letter to city: Keep air show

By Ralph McCormick Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter to citizens of Tucumcari from Ralph McCormick. McCormick is a friend of Guy “Doc” Baldwin, who died last week in a plane crash at the Tucumcari Air Show: I live in another state and only by chance happened to become acquainted with your town […]

Partner in shock over Baldwin’s crash

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Randy Harris, a fellow stunt pilot and friend of Guy “Doc” Baldwin, was prepping his biplane. His act would soon follow Guy “Doc” Baldwin. Then he heard the thud on the ground; saw the dirt cloud. Baldwin’s German Extra 300L had crashed. “We took off running, and the emergency […]

Club undecided about show’s fate

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Members of the Rotary Club of Tucumcari were in shock following the crash. It was the group’s 14th event and it put a number of hours in preparation. An emergency plan had been worked out days before and security measures had also been developed in the event of an […]

Irwin, Baldwin follow their passions

By Ryn Garglinski: Freedom Newspapers Shocking news made headlines with the death of pilot Guy “Doc” Baldwin who crashed while performing in last week’s Tucumcari air show. It was sudden, sad and unexpected. Nor did anyone expect “alligator man” Steve Irwin, who spent years mingling with deadly beasts, to have a stingray thrust a barb […]

Fatal crash mars show

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff On Friday morning, an aircraft recovery company removed the wreckage of the single-engine plane that crashed killing its pilot on Wednesday at the annual air show at the Tucumcari airport. Guy “Doc” Baldwin, 60, a physician, stunt pilot and aviation columnist, died in the plane as he was coming out […]

One dies in air show

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff TUCUMCARI — Guy “Doc” Baldwin’s aerobatic plane was performing a loop maneuver above the crowd at Tucumcari’s annual air show about 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Moments later, the plane was down and the crowd went silent. “It took your breath away. Everyone became really silent and stood up,” said […]