Jenni Rivera Killed in Plane Crash

Jenni Rivera

Reed Saxon/AP

updated 12/09/2012 AT 6:45 PM ET

originally published 12/09/2012 AT 3:45 PM ET

Singer Jenni Rivera was killed in a plane crash shortly after takeoff early Sunday.

Mexican authorities confirmed Sunday evening that the wreckage of the small plane had been found in Nuevo Leon state, and there were no survivors among the seven people believed to be on board.

The Learjet carrying the 43-year-old performer lost contact with air traffic controllers after it took off from Monterrey, Mexico, at 3:15 a.m. following Rivera’s concert there. Contact was lost about 60 miles away, Mexico’s transportation ministry said in a statement. It was scheduled to arrive in Toluca, outside Mexico City, before sunrise.


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