Plane believed to carry singer found in Mexico - New York News

Family of singer Jenni Rivera confirms her death

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Authorities say the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music singer Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday and there were no survivors.

The Learjet 25, number N345MC, took off from Monterrey at 3:30 a.m. local time and was reported missing about 10 minutes later. It was registered to Starwood Management of Las Vegas, Nevada, according to FAA records.

There were seven people on board but authorities haven't confirmed that Rivera was among the passengers.

The 43-year-old singer who was born in Long Beach, California, is one of the biggest Grupero music stars in Mexico.  

This accident is one of several high-profile crashes involving Learjets, a passenger aircraft that is popular with corporate executives, entertainers and government officials.

A Learjet carrying pro-golfer Payne Stewart and five others crashed in northeastern South Dakota in 1999 and in 2008, former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker was severely injured in a 2008 Learjet crash in South Carolina that killed four people.

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