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Rivera Plane Owner: Pilot Must Have Had Heart Attack

Christian Esquino Nunez says he is not to blame

(Newser) - Christian Esquino Nunez, an executive of the company that owned the plane that Jenni Rivera died in, says it's "fair" for authorities to look into his shady past . But, though he was once imprisoned in the US for two years for falsifying maintenance records of planes he bought... More »

Jenni Rivera's Plane Hit Ground at 600mph

Pilot was 78 years old, transport officials say

(Newser) - Nobody in the plane carrying Mexican-American superstar Jenni Rivera and six others ever stood a chance, Mexico's chief transport official says. The Lear jet came down almost vertically from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground at a speed probably greater than 600mph, the official says. "... More »

Wreckage of Singer Jenni Rivera's Plane Found

Mexican-American star believed to be among 7 killed in crash

(Newser) - Mexican-American superstar Jenni Rivera appears to have perished along with six other people when their Learjet crashed in mountainous terrain near Monterrey, Mexico, authorities say. "There is nothing recognizable, neither material nor human" in the wreckage, which has been scattered over a large area by the force of the... More »

Barker-DJ AM Crash Plane Had Tire Trouble: NTSB

After underinflated tire ruptured, pilot couldn't stop plane

(Newser) - Underinflated tires played a role in the crash that injured Travis Barker and DJ AM and killed four others. National Transportation Safety Board officials announced today that the underinflation affected the Learjet’s stopping capability and said a tire burst during takeoff. The pilot reportedly decided, against training practices, to... More »

Brazil Plane Slams Into Homes

Yet another disaster in Brazil's troubled aviation system

(Newser) - At least six people were killed yesterday when a private plane crashed into a residential district of Sao Paolo in the latest tragedy to rock Brazil's crisis-ridden air transport system. A 10-seater Lear Jet operated by an air taxi company had just taken off for Rio de Janeiro when it... More »

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