Plane Crash in Dominican Republic Kills All 9 Aboard
A chartered jet bound for Miami crashed minutes after takeoff on Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, killing all nine people on board, including a prominent music producer.
The Gulfstream IV-Sp jet crashed while attempting an emergency landing at the International Airport of the Americas in Santo Domingo, the capital, officials told reporters.
The operator of the plane, Helidosa Aviation Group, identified one of the victims as José Ángel Hernández, the Latin music producer known as Flow La Movie.
Music industry news outlets and Spanish-language media also reported that the 38-year-old producer, who had a 2018 hit called “Te Bote,” was among those killed. Attempts to reach his production company were not immediately successful.
In addition to Mr. Hernández, Helidosa in a statement identified the others killed as Debbie Von Marie Jiménez García, Jayden Hernández, Kellyan Hernández Pena, Yeilianys Jeishlimar Meléndez Jiménez, Jassiel Yabdiel Silva and Veronica Estrella.
Two crew members, Luis Alberto Eljuri and Victor Emilio Herrera, were among the dead, the statement said.