Romney rally cancelled after small plane crash in Colorado
September 16th, 2012
12:30 PM ET
9 years ago

Romney rally cancelled after small plane crash in Colorado

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign said Sunday they were calling off a planned rally in Pueblo, Colorado, as not to hinder the investigation into a small plane crash at an airport there.

"Due to a plane crash involving a small aircraft at the Pueblo airport that is under investigation we are no longer going to Pueblo,” campaign spokesman Rick Gorka told reporters traveling with Romney. “We do not want to interfere with the investigation or any emergency response efforts."

Mark Lovin, the director of aviation for the city of Pueblo, told CNN that a small craft went down at 8:30 a.m. local time, and that the plane's sole occupant was killed. Lovin said the incident occurred at the intersection of two runways.

Romney, who spent Sunday morning attending meetings in Massachusetts, will fly to Los Angeles later in the day.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. mark

    Bummer that someone was killed. RIP

    September 16, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  2. Bren

    This would not have stopped Obama from going. Heck--the murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens and (3) other Americans in Libya, did not stop Obama from jet setting to Vegas to attend a campaign and fundraiser. Then, probably head to the golf course while he was there as well.

    September 16, 2012 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    But he went to visit Jindal and interfered with clean-up efforts. The man is a liar.

    September 16, 2012 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  4. kuewa

    My condolences to the family of the crash victim. However, this report fails to explain how a Romney visit would hinder a one-person small plane crash investigation. Seems more likely that Romney needed an excuse to cancel a possibly poorly-attended rally. I can't imagine that he has much support in Pueblo.

    September 16, 2012 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  5. Harry From Pa

    This is what I don't get, at home he did the right thing, but last week he jumped the gun said what he wanted, looked like an Idiot and people are just supposed to forget about it?

    September 16, 2012 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  6. Paulcat

    As if he cares. He's just using this as a day to rest up for the debate with Obama.

    September 16, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  7. Randy, San Francisco

    Finally after weeks of mistakes, the Romney camaign is doing the right thing.

    September 16, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  8. CBR

    Hmmmm. They interfered with first responders in LA after the hurricane. Maybe more news coverage there.

    September 16, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  9. NoOneGIvesAHoot

    Guess what Mitt? No one cares that your not coming!!! Sad about the death of that person. But no one os going to miss you!

    September 16, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  10. Larry L

    Too bad Romney didn't exercise this sort of judgement when the crisis in Libya was underway and he was flapping his gums. His handlers must have caught him before he said something stupid... again. His campaign is sooo over.

    September 16, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    No plans. No ideas (except lower taxes for the wealthy and go to war with Iran for his friend Bibi).

    Guess you have to elect him before you know what he will do - even then, he will change his mind several times.

    Obama/Biden 2012-2016

    September 16, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  12. Len

    We pray for his family and friends. May that person rest in peace.

    From what I understand, the Romney campaign did not have very many people showing up for his rally in CO.

    September 16, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |