In the past few years we have seen way too many tragic deaths resulting from aviation accidents.
Latin music producer, Flow La Movie otherwise known as José Ángel Hernández, along with eight others were killed in a plane crash shortly after it took off in the Dominican Republic.
The passengers aboard who perished included the music producer’s wife, 4-year old son, and other members of family and associates. Six of the members on board were also US citizens.
At this time it is unclear why the pilots aborted the flight so soon after takeoff, or what caused the actual crash. The investigation continues.
Scenes from the crash were shared on Twitter.
Aeronave accidentada cerca del aeropuerto Las Américas, es propiedad de Helidosa.
2 tripulantes. pic.twitter.com/lTa8QLCuGM
— Miralba Ruiz (@Miralba) December 15, 2021
BREAKING: Producer Flow La Movie and His Family Including 4-Year-Old Son Killed in Jet Crash 🥺
Music producer Flow La Movie was among 9 people who died in a private jet crash in the Dominican Republic on its way back to Orlando, FL
Sending our condolences 🙏🏽💐 pic.twitter.com/UCMXXMkcFi
— Rapfest (@RapfestDaily) December 16, 2021
The major Spanish media outlet hola! provides a bit more context about the plane and crash:
Tragic news came Wednesday from the Dominican Republic as a charter plane carrying 9 people crashed and burst into flames while attempting an emergency landing near Las Américas International Airport. According to the Dominican newspaper Listín Diario, the HI1050 aircraft, Gulfstream GIVSP type, had departed for Miami with 2 crew members and 7 passengers, and there are no survivors. Of the passengers, 6 were identified as American citizens, including 38-year-old Puerto Rican music producer José Ángel Hernández, who is better known as Flow La Movie. His partner Debbie Von Marie Jimenez Garcia and son Jayden Hernandez, who turned 4 in July, were also aboard the plane that was heading to Florida.
The Dominican Republican has been the scene of high profile incidents in the past.
You may remember when Major League Baseball superstar, David Ortiz, was shot while at a bar there.
Guess we’ll keep our eyes peeled on the investigation, if there is one!