Mexican Singer Jenni Rivera's Plane Goes Missing

Air traffic controllers lose contact with small plane after it left Monterrey

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 9, 2012 1:32 PM CST

(Newser) – Mexican singer Jenni Rivera is missing after a small plane she was in lost contact with Mexican aviation authorities, reports the AP via La Voz. Rivera's plane went missing around 3:30 this morning shortly after takeoff from Monterrey, where she had given a concert last night. It was bound for Toluca, outside of Mexico City, but never reached its destination. A search is under way for the 43-year-old US-born Rivera, best known for her work in regional genres, including norteña.

Jenni Rivera attends a press conference on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Woodland Hills, California.
Jenni Rivera attends a press conference on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Woodland Hills, California.   (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
Jenni Rivera is kisses by singers Nacho, left and Chino, right as they walk the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Thursday, April 26, 2012.
Jenni Rivera is kisses by singers Nacho, left and Chino, right as they walk the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Thursday, April 26, 2012.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
People watch Jenni Rivera under heavy rain during the traditional El Grito, to kick off Independence Day celebrations in Mexico City, late Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
People watch Jenni Rivera under heavy rain during the traditional "El Grito," to kick off Independence Day celebrations in Mexico City, late Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.   (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Singer Jenni Rivera talks to a reporter in Miami, Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
Singer Jenni Rivera talks to a reporter in Miami, Wednesday, April 25, 2012.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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