Plane of missing singer Jenni Rivera likely found
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Mexico City (KTNV) -- Mexican authorities said Sunday they found the wreckage of a small plane they believe was carrying singer Jenni Rivera.
Six others, including two pilots, were also thought to be on board the plane, which took off from Monterrey, Mexico, early Sunday and soon lost control with air traffic controllers.
Authorities believe no one on board survived the crash, "The aircraft was destroyed, totally fragmented."
The private jet took off from Monterrey at 3:15 a.m. and lost contact with air traffic controllers about 60 miles away.
Rivera had a concert in the northern Mexican city Saturday night.
Born in Long Beach, California, to Mexican immigrant parents, Rivera, 43, released her debut album in 1999, according to her website.
She sings traditional Mexican ballads, and was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in 2002 in the category of "Best Banda Album."
In addition, she headlined the reality show "I Love Jenni," which showcased her own personal life as a grandmother and mother of five.