NTSB confirms singer Jenni Rivera killed in plane crash
Officials investigating cause
- Duration 3:40
- Date Dec 10, 2012
Officials investigating cause
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You're welcome -- and enormously popular Mexican American singer and reality star now confirmed dead after a plane crash.
Investigators say Jenny Rivera was among the passengers on a private Lear jet that slammed into the ground shortly after taking off in northern Mexico.
Rivera's brother says there's almost nothing left of that plane.
The plane it's told me it's -- nobody inside survived.
And the bodies are and recognize what the -- to what to tell us.
-- Officials are saying that.
At least a couple of times a couple of days to be able to bring the bodies from the wilderness -- on the middle of nowhere.
-- somebody took a photo of what appears to be -- -- driver's license found in the jet's wreckage ABC news confirms she was talking with that network about -- -- -- sitcom.
She recently won a couple of -- board of Mexican music awards and she sold some fifteen million records throughout her career.
-- -- Then yeah.
The -- fans and family say they just can't believe this has happened in the remembering a woman who often saying about her own troubles and setbacks.
And help ease the pain of others along the way.
-- Gallagher and I West Coast news of this afternoon Jenny Rivera got a late start on this careers Trace.
And really never dreamed that -- be a starship in -- she had the first of her five children the age of sixteen years old and she never put out her first album.
Until she was thirty years old but over the past thirteen years -- very honest ballads about her personal trouble including three failed marriage is really struck a nerve.
-- her fans she also saying about Mexican culture of the drug lords the -- some say she was deemed most influential Latino singer.
Since Selena what's up.
Jenny Rivera was a hope for a lot of people on the Latin community and she spent a decade working tirelessly.
On her craft an inspiring people and I think that legacy than music.
Every thing she did in the business we'll have a impression for many many years to come kind of like Selena.
Yes she said she wanted to be the Oprah Winfrey of Mexico and she was well on her -- ship any word on the plane crash straits what might have caused it.
Well we know they took off from -- moderate after content about 3:30 in the morning and they were about ten minutes into the flight and the reports are they went from 35000 feet to 9000 feet in just seconds then it fell off the radar.
It is some very rugged mountains now there are now reports that same Learjet which -- -- a Las Vegas company was damaged during take off and Amarillo Texas.
After the pilot apparently had some trouble when they fuel one of the engines apparently -- miss miss firing and they had trouble controlling the plane.
The jet was the same age as Jenny Rivera 43 years old -- a journalists who knew Rivera recently.
Asked her about her mortality listen.
Recently daily -- I was asked in an interview.
Do you fear death.
And -- said well I personally don't because I feel that I -- Lived my life to the fullest and I've accomplished many things that.
And others having had a chance to the only reason I feared dead is because of my five kids.
And two grandkids ship she was also joined by her publicist her lawyer and her makeup -- along with the pilots on board that.
-- -- -- Trace Gallagher live in Los Angeles Trace thank you.