Mexican-American Pop Star Jenni Rivera Presumed Dead After Plane Crash
A plane carrying popular Mexican-American pop star Jenni Rivera and six other people lost radio contact early this morning. Authorities havenít officially commented on the fate of the aircraft that went missing a little after 3:30 AM, but itís been widely reported that charred wreckage fitting the description has been found near the area without any sign of survivors.
The forty-three-year-old rising star performed for a sold out crowd last night in Monterrey, Mexico. After a press conference, she boarded a small Learjet 25 alongside two pilots and four people from the tour destined for Toluca, Mexico. Unfortunately, about ten minutes into the flight, air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane, and no one on board has been heard from since.
According to The New York Daily News, nothing material nor human has been recovered from the crash site. It will likely take weeks or even months to sort out exactly what happened, but the Mexican government should begin speaking on the record about at least the basics in the coming hours.
Raised in Long Beach, California, Rivera was an extremely popular Spanish-language pop star. She was recently awarded a Billboard Mexican Music Award for female artist of the year, and she was the star of several reality shows. Recently, she signed a deal to work on a network English language pilot.
Pop Blendís sincerest thoughts go out to Riveraís entire family, as well as those closest to everyone else on board.