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Latino Daily News

Sunday December 9, 2012

JUST IN:  Passengers on Jenni Rivera’s Missing Plane Identified

Jenni Rivera’s record label, Universal Music has confirmed what Mexican authorities had earlier confirmed – the Learjet carrying Jenni Rivera went missing shortly after take off.

Jenni Rivera was in Monterrey, Mexico performing at The Arena and was due to be on Mexico’s ‘The Voice’ this evening.  This is the reason some believe she insisted on taking off to Toluca enroute to Mexico City immediately after her concert.  The Monterrey concert promoters had urged her to stay overnight, she reportedly refused.

Reports coming out of Mexico say the weather was ideal for flying at 3:15 a.m. when Rivera’s plane took off.  The Starwood Charter Learjet 25 lost contact with air control some 15 minutes later.  The area where the plane is believed to have lost contact is difficult to access and contains some of the highest peaks of the Sierra Madre in the state of Nuevo Leon.

Some fear that “La Diva de la Banda” is dead along with the other six passengers now identified from the flight manifest as:  Arturo Rivera, Mario Macias, Jacob Llenares Gerard and Gerard N.  The pilots have been identified as Miguel Perez and Alejandro Torres. 

Four helicopters continue to search for the plane.