Missing Mexican-American Singer Jenni Rivera Feared Dead After Plane Crash … (Update: All Presumed Killed, Wreckage Located in Northern Mexico, No Apparent Survivors …Update: All Confirmed Dead … Rest in Peace)
Mexican authorities are searching for missing Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera after her plane crashed in Northern Mexico. The plane lost contact with air traffic controllers in Mexico early Sunday morning. The private LearJet took off from Monterrey, Mexico, at 3:15 a.m. following a concert and lost contact with air traffic controllers about 10 minutes later. The Ministry of Transportation and Communication released in a statement that a U.S.-registered Learjet 25 with seven individuals aboard was still listed as “missing” as of Sunday afternoon.
Rivera, popularly known as the Diva of the Banda, is a Long Beach, CA native and the mother of five children. The Billboard Mexican Music Awards winner is also an avid actress and businesswoman, appearing in the hit reality shows “I Love Jenni,” “Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis and Raq-C” and “Chiquis ‘n Control” as well as the popular film “Filly Brown.
Rest in Peace: July 2, 1969 – December 9, 2012
Singer Jenni Rivera is missing after a plane she was flying in lost contact with air traffic controllers in Mexico early Sunday morning, officials said.
Two pilots and and four other passengers are also missing in the suspected crash, Mexico’s transportation ministry said in a statement.
The private LearJet took off from Monterrey, Mexico, at 3:15 a.m. and lost contact with air traffic controllers about 60 miles away, the statement said. The Mexican-American singer had a concert in the northern Mexican city Saturday night.
43 year old Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American singer who was born and raised in California, was killed in a plane crash in Northern Mexico. The missing plane’s wreckage carrying the singing superstar best known for her work within the banda and norteña music genres was found in Nuevo Leon state without any apparent survivors. The US-registered Learjet 25 went missing early Sunday after taking off from the city of Monterrey was carrying Jenni Rivera and six others. Rest in Peace.
MONTERREY, Mexico — Authorities in Mexico say the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying singing superstar Jenni Rivera has been found and there are no apparent survivors.
Transportation and communication minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza tells Mexican television that the plane was found in Nuevo Leon state without survivors.
UPDATE I: According to reports, “There is nothing recognizable, neither material nor human” in the wreckage”.
Transportation and Communications Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said that “everything points toward” it being the U.S.-registered Learjet 25 carrying Rivera and six other people from Monterrey en route to Toluca, Mexico. The plane had gone missing after takeoff early Sunday.
“There is nothing recognizable, neither material nor human” in the wreckage,” Ruiz Esparza told the Televisa network.
Authorities had not confirmed that Rivera was among the dead.
UPDATE II: Jenni Rivera dead as Authorities notify the families that there were no survivors following the plane crash. Her brother confirmed that all perished in the plane crash.
The news from Rivera’s brother confirmed what authorities would only publicly say they suspected earlier in the day.
“The aircraft was destroyed, totally fragmented,” Alejandro Argudin, director general of civil aviation, told CNN affiliate Televisa. He said he believed no one survived the crash