BURLINGTON, Massachusetts — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney canceled a campaign rally scheduled in Colorado on Sunday after a crash at the airport where his plane was due to land later in the day.

"Due to a plane crash involving a small aircraft at the Pueblo airport that is under investigation, we are no longer going to Pueblo," Romney's traveling press secretary Rick Gorka told reporters in Burlington, Massachusetts, where the candidate was in private meetings.

"We do not want to interfere with the investigation or any emergency response efforts," Gorka said.

Romney had planned to attend a rally at a military aircraft museum in Pueblo, a city in Colorado near the base of the Rocky Mountains.

Colorado is one of the handful of battleground states where the November 6 election is likely to be decided.

Romney will instead head directly to Los Angeles, for other campaign events.