Airplane crashed 61.8 miles from Monterrey near the capitol of the state of Nuevo León in Mexico killing seven people including banda and norteña singer Jenni Rivera.
By H. Nelson Goodson
December 9, 2012
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico – On early Sunday, a U.S. Learjet 25 crashed in the Sierra de Galeana near the capitol of Nuevo León around 3:15 a.m. with seven people including Mexican singer Jenni Rivera, 43, according to the Mexican Communications and Transportation Secretary (SCT). The plane left the Monterrey airport and was headed to Toluca when it was later reported missing.
Rivera including both pilots, Miguel Pérez and Alejandro Torres and four other passengers Alberto Rivera Saavedra, Mario Macias, Jacob Llenares and Gerardo N. were reported killed in the crash, according to Mexican authorities.
Rivera is known for her banda and norteña music genres. She also gained popularity when a Jenni Rivera sex video became public.
Mexican authorities are still at the scene where the plane crashed and continue their investigation into what caused the accident.