Press release: Illinois resident killed in crash on I-40

Tucumcari – Casey Reif, 22 of Decatur, Ill. was fatally injured in a single vehicle roll-over.

Fatal rollover near Tucucmari

Press release: State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety. George Bellinghiere, 69, of Nampa, Idaho, died early Thursday morning from a single vehicle crash in Quay County. At 8:30 a.m., State police officers from the Tucumcari office were alerted to a single vehicle crash on the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near milepost 367 […]

Logan woman dies near Grady

A Logan woman died Aug. 18 while traveling near Grady. Officials initially thought Patricia Phillips, 70, was the victim of a fatal crash. They now believe she died of natural causes after pulling her car off the road. Police were dispatched to Cemetery Road near Grady for a crash just before 5 p.m. on Aug. […]

Investigators still seeking details of crash

By Freedom New Mexico Crash investigators are still trying to determine which of two vehicles involved in a fatal head-on collision Wednesday night was driving in the wrong lane, according to State Police Lt. Gary Ross. Three Clovis men were killed about 5 p.m. when two vehicles crashed in the southbound lane of N.M. 209 […]

NTSB: Crash cause tied to fuel mixture setting

By William Roller: Freedom Newspapers YUMA, Ariz. – The cause of an airplane crash carrying a passenger from Yuma , Ariz., and piloted by a former Yuman is still under analysis by the Federal Aviation Administration months after the accident, according to its occupants. Gary Mayer, formerly of Yuma, who now lives outside of Tulsa, […]

Plane crashes near I-40

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A single-engine plane crashed early Friday afternoon in a field six miles east of Tucumcari, New Mexico State Police said. The pilot and one passenger, both from Yuma, Ariz., were taken to Trigg Memorial Hospital with injuries, Police Lt. Cleo Baker said. Officials were notified of the crash at […]

Bell Ranch pilot was flying new plane at time of crash

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Jeffery Lane, 57, who died Aug. 15 in a plane crash near Mosquero, had only been in possession of his new airplane for six days. Lane, who was piloting the plane, and passenger Ryan Hartley, 34, of Roy died in the crash that is being investigated by the National […]

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 […]

Pilot of Cannon F-16 still missing

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The pilot of a Cannon Air Force Base F-16 fighter jet that crashed Monday in Iraq is still missing, Air Force officials said. The pilot was not found at the crash site, the Air Force said. The Air Force has not identified the pilot nor said to which base or […]

Highways just as dangerous

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Everybody was having a good time Wednesday at the Tucumcari Air Show – until about 1:20 p.m. in the afternoon. That’s when Guy “Doc” Baldwin’s plane completed its loop, crashing to the ground. It was an accident with an audience. And the end of the air show. Plane crashes […]