Singer Jenni Rivera has died in a plane crash in Mexico

Singer Jenni Rivera has died in a plane crash in Mexico

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Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera gained fame for her interpretations of Mexican regional music called nortena and banda. Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera gained fame for her interpretations of Mexican regional music called nortena and banda.
This is the last know picture of Jenni Rivera moments before she was to take off from an from an airport in Monterrey Mexico. This is the last know picture of Jenni Rivera moments before she was to take off from an from an airport in Monterrey Mexico.

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - 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.

The minister said that "everything points toward it being the plane" that carried the Mexican-American singer and six others.

The U.S.-registered Learjet 25 went missing early Sunday after taking off from the city of Monterrey.

Jorge Domene, spokesman for Nuevo Leon's government, said the plane left Monterrey about 3:30 a.m. after 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.

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