Santo Domingo Plane Crash Kills 9


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 Puerto Rican music producer known as Flow La Movie.

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.

Source : Nytimes