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, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. 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 frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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