12:23 pm - 12/09/2012

Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera's airplane missing


MEXICO — Authorities in northern Mexico are confirming that a small plane carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has gone missing after taking off from the city of Monterrey.

Jorge Domene, spokesman for the Nuevo Leon state government, told Milenio television on Sunday that the plane left Monterrey about 3:30 a.m after a concert there. It was bound for Toluca, which is located outside Mexico City.
Domene says a search for the plane was launched early Sunday, with helicopters from the local civilian protection agency flying over the state. He says seven people are believed to be aboard the U.S.-registered Learjet 25.
The 43-year-old who was born and raised in Long Beach, California, is known for her interpretations of Mexican regional music known as nortena and banda.

(So sad especially since she's known to travel with her kids often. Hoping she's okay. Didn't want to tag this death because it isn't confirmed yet.)

blazinguns 9th-Dec-2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
For me it's about a couple additional factors in play
- being on ground level, human being are "meant to be" like that, flying at 10 000 feet is an "unnatural" place to be for a human being. Humans can walk (travel) on the ground, or swim, but cannot fly.
-with trains there remains the idea of a possibility of survival by your own actions (even if in some situations you can't actually do anything to help yourself. You're still either on the ground and possibly could crawl out of a train, or get to a lifeboat, or even swim for a while (I think a lot of Titanic victims froze to death rather than drowned with the ship, for example). When you are in a tin can that falls down there is absolutely nothing that you can do.
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