(PresidentialWire.com)- A Puerto Rican music producer was among the nine people killed when a private plane crashed just minutes after takeoff in the Dominican Republic last Wednesday.
According to the plane’s operator Helidosa Aviation Group, the Gulfstream GIVSP crashed while attempting to make an emergency landing, killing all seven passengers and the two crew members.
The cause of the crash has not been determined.
Among the passengers listed on the flight were Jose Angel Hernandez and his wife Debbie Von Marie Jimenez. Hernandez is a music producer popularly known as “Flow La Movie.”
Also among the dead was Jayden Hernandez, the couple’s 4-year-old son.
The other passengers were identified as Hernandez’s daughters Kellyan Hernández Pena, 21, and Yeilianys Jeishlimar Meléndez Jiménez, 18, along with a 13-year-old whose relationship to the family has not been identified. Veronica Estrella, 26, was identified as a crew member on the manifest but as a passenger by the plane’s operator.
Crew members Luis Alberto Eljuri Tancredo, 47, and Emilio Herrera, 32, both Dominican residents, were also killed.
The flight took off at 5:09 pm Wednesday from La Isabela International Airport en route to Florida when it attempted to make an emergency landing at the nearby Las Americas International Airport sixteen minutes later.
In a statement after the crash, Helidosa Aviation Group expressed its “pain and grief” over the accident and asked for support for the families affected who, “along with us are going through this difficult time.”
Helidosa Aviation said that it is cooperating with air traffic accident authorities and the civil aviation board as they seek to determine what prompted the emergency landing and the cause of the crash.
“Flow La Movie” was most widely known for his hit song “Te Bote.”
His death and the death of his family prompted messages of condolence and commemoration from a number of Latin music artists including J Balvin and Ricardo Montaner.