Photo: Victims of Plane Crash Sue Jenni Rivera Estate
The families of victims of the airplane crash that took the life of Jenni Rivera are now suing the singer’s company, Jenni Rivera Enterprises, and the airplane owners for negligence.
The private plane carrying popular Mexican-American singer Rivera and several companions experienced an “abrupt descent” before crashing in northern Mexico, killing everyone aboard on December 9, 2012. Days later the wreckage of the completely destroyed plane were found on a ranch in the remote mountainous state of Nuevo Leon.
The famed banda singer was traveling with her publicist, Arturo Rivera, her makeup artist Jorge Sanchez Vasquez and her attorney Mario Macias Pacheco. The private plane left Monterrey, after Rivera finished performing at The Arena around 3:30 a.m. and lost contact with air control 15 minutes later.
The victim’s families describe, in a suit filed in Los Angeles, the 53 year-old Lear25 jet as a “bucket of bolts” that was owned by Starwood Management. A plane they felt should never of been in the air. The families also question Rivera’s judgment in choosing that plane and that hour of departure.
Jenni Rivera Enterprises is now owned and managed by the late singers family. Authorities in the U.S. and Mexico continue to investigate the cause of the fatal crash.