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Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera is feared dead after her plane went missing after taking off this morning from Mexico according to TMZ. The small plane flying out of Monterrey allegedly lost contact with the radar at 3:15 AM, the flight was Toluca bound. The plane had two pilots and five passengers on board.
Authorities in northern Mexico are confirming that a small plane carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has gone missing after taking off from the city of Monterrey.
Jorge Domene, spokesman for the Nuevo Leon state government, told Milenio television on Sunday that the plane left Monterrey about 3:30 a.m after a concert there. It was bound for Toluca, which is located outside Mexico City.
Domene says a search for the plane was launched early Sunday, with helicopters from the local civilian protection agency flying over the state. He says seven people are believed to be aboard the U.S.-registered Learjet 25.
The 43-year-old who was born and raised in Long Beach, California, is known for her interpretations of Mexican regional music known as nortena and banda.
Update: The plane has been found and there are no survivors. There has not been any official confirmation that Rivera was on the plane, but it is believed she was on the flight!
The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American singing superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said.
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.
Jorge Domene, spokesman for Nuevo Leon’s government, said the plane left Monterrey about 3:30 a.m. after Rivera gave a concert there and aviation authorities lost contact with the craft about 10 minutes later. It had been scheduled to arrive in Toluca, outside Mexico City, about an hour later.
Also aboard the plane were her publicist, lawyer, makeup artist and the flight crew.
Photo from Telemundo