Cause of Tucumcari Air Show Crash Released - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

05.30.07

Cause of Tucumcari Air Show Crash Released

More than six months after a crash at the Tucumcari Municpal Airport investigators now say they know what led to the death of the pilot.

The National Transportation Safety Board's official report says the pilot, 60-year-old Guy "Doc" Baldwin of Tulsa, failed to maintain control of the plane while performing stunts at the air show last October.

Both witness accounts and video of the crash showed the pilot was too close to the ground to pull up during a loop.

The investigation found no problems with the airplane or its engine.

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