Jenni Rivera's Death: Report Cites Negligence As Factor In Plane Crash

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Just days before the anniversary of Jenni Rivera’s tragic death, we have new information surrounding the plane crash which took her life.

According to a report issued by Mexico’s General Civil Aviation Administration (DGAC), the age of the 1969 Learjet plane, the age of the pilots, and owner negligence in reporting problems with the plane’s operation are all factors that contributed to the crash.

Billboard reports that the destruction of the aircraft prohibited investigors from determining conclusively what caused the crash. However, they were able to rule out a fire or explosion as causes.

The report details what factors put the flight at risk, pointing to “an aircraft that was more than 43 years old, operated by pilots in the extremes of the span of life, one who was 78 years old and the other who was 21 years old.”

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Cristina Arreola, Editorial Assistant

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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