Narrative:A Learjet 25 corporate jet crashed near Iturbide, Mexico while en route on a flight between Monterrey and Toluca Airport (TLC), Mexico. There were two pilots and five passengers on board. All were killed in the crash.
The airplane had been chartered to transport Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera and four others to Toluca following an evening concert in the Monterrey Arena.
The Learjet was cruising at FL280 when it suddenly entered a high-speed descent. It collided with mountainous terrain at an altitude of 9000 feet above sea level.
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Distance from Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo International Airport to Toluca Airport as the crow flies is 714 km (446 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.