Pilot dies in Pueblo plane crash, Romney cancels rally

Posted on: 10:17 am, September 16, 2012, by , updated on: 05:43pm, September 16, 2012

Emergency response to a plane crash at Pueblo Memorial Airport. Photo courtesy: The Pueblo Chieftain. Sep. 16, 2012

Emergency response to a plane crash at Pueblo Memorial Airport. Photo courtesy: The Pueblo Chieftain. Sep. 16, 2012

PUEBLO, Colo. – The FAA has confirmed that a pilot died in a small plane crash at the Pueblo Memorial Airport Sunday morning.

The airport’s manager Mark Lovin said that at about 8:20 a.m. Sunday, an experimental aircraft crashed while landing. A spokesperson from the FAA said the plane was a homebuilt KR2S that crashed under unknown circumstances.

Pueblo coroner James Kramer confirmed the pilot was 68-year-old George McHenry of Pueblo. According to Kramer, an autopsy will be performed tomorrow. He said there was no fire involved in the crash.

The plane crashed at the intersection of two runways, which remain closed.

One shorter runway remained open, however Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney cancelled his afternoon rally that was scheduled Sunday in Pueblo.