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Jenni Rivera’s Death Confirmed; NTSB to Assist in Crash Investigation

Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed that Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American singer and reality television star, died on Sunday when the plane she was traveling in crashed outside Monterrey, Mexico.  

Rivera, 43, was one of seven people on the jet.  There were no survivors.

Rivera had given a performance in Monterrey and was traveling to the Mexico City area to tape an episode of the Mexican version of The Voice.  She was to be one of the coaches.

During Monday night’s edition of NBC’s The Voice, host Carson Daly paused for a moment to acknowledge Rivera’s death.

Daly said, “On a sad note tonight, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Jenni Rivera.  She was a coach on The Voice Mexico, a personal friend and a talented artist and will be greatly missed by many.”

Known as "La Diva de la Banda," Rivera had a groundbreaking career in regional Mexican music, selling some 15 million records.  Her reality show on mun2, I Love Jenni, is one of the network's highest-rated shows.

The NTSB said it is assisting the Mexican government in investigating the crash.  ABC News has learned the Learjet LJ25 was also involved in an accident seven years ago when it experienced a fuel system malfunction.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


NTSB Sent to Mexico to Assist in Helicopter Crash Investigation

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY, Mexico) -- At the request of the Mexican Government, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) sent a team of investigators to assist in their investigation of Friday's crash of an Aerospatiale AS 332L Super Puma that killed five people.
The Eurocopter was enroute from Camp Marte, Mexico to Cuernavaca, Morelos, when it crashed in a rural area south of Mexico City around 8:45 a.m. local time.

All eight people on board were fatally injured, according to Mexican authorities.

The NTSB designated air safety investigator Lorenda Ward as the traveling U.S. Accredited Representative.

THE NTSB assigned NTSB Operational Factors and Airworthiness investigators and representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to accompany Ward.

The team arrived in Mexico City on Saturday.

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