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Plane believed to be singer’s found in Mexico



Published: Mon, December 10, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press

MONTERREY, Mexico

The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday and there were no survivors, authorities said.

Transportation and Communications Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said “everything points toward” the wreckage belonging to the plane carrying Rivera, 43, and six otherse to Toluca, outside Mexico City, from Monterrey, where the singer who has sold 15 million records had just given a concert.

“There is nothing recognizable, neither material nor human” in the wreckage found in the state of Nuevo Leon, Ruiz Esparza told the Televisa network.

No cause was given for the plane’s crash, but its wreckage was found near the town of Iturbide in Mexico’s Sierra Madre Oriental, where the terrain is rough.

The Learjet 25, number N345MC, took off from Monterrey at 3:30 a.m. and was reported missing about 10 minutes later.


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