BREAKING: Small Plane Crash Cancels Pueblo Romney Rally

UPDATE #2: KRDO-TV:

Pueblo police said that the experimental plane crashed around 9 a.m. Sunday.

There was one person on board and that person was killed in the crash.

Two runways have been shut down at the airport and Romney’s staff members have confirmed that his visit has been cancelled.

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UPDATE: Barack Obama’s campaign just announced that an event with the United Steelworkers has also been canceled due to the incident at Pueblo Airport.

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Ernest Luning of the Colorado Statesman reports via Twiter that a fatal small plane crash at Pueblo Memorial Airport has resulted in the cancellation of today’s rally for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, which had been scheduled for this afternoon at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. We’ll update with more information once available.

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  1. ScottP says:

    but it fits better here.

    From Romney’s campaign:

    “Due to a plane crash involving a small aircraft at the Pueblo airport that is under investigation we are not longer going to Pueblo. We do not want to interfere with the investigation or any emergency response efforts,” said campaign spokesman Rick Gorka.

    The first thing I notice is there are no condolenses, hearts and prayers or thoughts for the pilot and his family from the Romney campaign. I notice this, not because what they said was wrong, but because it’s Romney.

    He has been trying, since before the RNC, to show that he’s a warm, caring person and not just a cold, calculating capitalist. This cold, sterile response doesn’t do anything to help his cause.

  2. chamisawild says:

    Speaking for myself and my many friends and neighbors here in Pueblo, who had planned on attending one or the other (or both!) events, we are stunned and so very sorry, for the pilot and for his/her family and friends.  Our hearts and prayers go out not only to those directly affected, but to the responders – fire, safety, airport, and police – who must now turn this beautiful day toward such a sad task.  I know that those of us who are Democrats (including myself) AND Republicans are so saddened, solemn and united in our sorrow and condolences for this loss.

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