Both Alejandro Argudín, the General Director for the Civil Aeronautics & Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Secretary of Communications & Transportation (SCT) confirmed that the early Sunday crash of Learjet 25 was a total. As a result of the impact, instant explosion, and fire made it difficult to recognize the plane or any of the burnt human remains of the four passengers, including Mexican banda and norteña singer Jenni Rivera, 43, of Long Beach, CA and two pilots at the scene.
Rivera had performed on Saturday night at the Monterrey Arena in front of 16,000 fans and was headed to Mexico City when the plane that she and her attorney, representative, make-up/manicure aide, and a relative were traveling in disappeared 10 minutes after taking off from Monterrey and crashed.
Rivera (Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra) including both pilots, Miguel Pérez and Alejandro Torres and four other passengers Alberto Rivera Saavedra, Mario Macias, Jacob Llenares and Gerardo N. were reported killed in the crash, according to Mexican authorities.
Rivera is a three time Grammy winner and is known for her banda and norteña music genres. She also gained popularity when a Jenni Rivera sex video became public.