A small plane carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera went totally missing early this morning after it fell off the radar. AP (via HuffPo) says that after performing at a show in Monterrey, Mexico, Jenni, two pilots and four others all got on a small plane headed for Toluca. The plane took off at around 3:30 am and flew about 62 miles before it lost contact with radar. The U.S. Learjet 25 was supposed to land in Toluca at 4:40 am, but it didn’t.
Mexican officials say that several helicopters are searching for the plane now. Jenni’s publicist was also on the jet and he tweeted pictures from her show last night, before they got on the plane.
43-year-old Jenni was born in Long Beach and lives in Encino, CA with her 5 children. Jenni has sold almost 15 million records worldwide and is also the star of the reality show I Love Jenni. Jenni recently just signed a deal with ABC for her own sitcom. Jenni’s had a whole lot of escandalosoness in her life. After she filed for divorce from her husband two years ago, he was accused of having an affair with her daughter. Her daughter denied it.
This doesn’t look good at all, but hopefully La Gran Senora is fine and will be pouring beer on the heads of young girls for years to come.
UPDATE: Officials say they found the wreckage of the crashed plane and there were no survivors. The crash was apparently so intense and hard that there’s pieces of the plane scattered all over the place. Two pilots, Jenni Rivera, Jenni’s make-up artist Jacob Yebale, her lawyer and her manager were all on board. Here’s the last known picture of Jenni that was tweeted by Jacob Yebale before the plane took off:
Rest in peace.
And now I’ll go and console some of my family members by pouring a beer over their heads, because they are probably losing their minds over this news.