At 16:45 mountain time, an Ercoupe 415-C crashed immediately after takeoff from Tucumcari Municipal Airport. Both occupants, neither of who were certificated or student pilots, were killed. The flight was unauthorized by the airplanes owner. The occupants were reportedly a father and son who had been hired to mow grass at the airport. An airport employee said the airplane reached about 150 feet agl, wobbled from side to side, and dove nose-first to the ground.
I know I’m 18 years late, but it’s never too late to ask “WHAT THE ACTUAL F#CK?” in a case like this.