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Search is on for missing singer after suspected plane crash

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Dec 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-09 15:42:12-05

By CNN Staff

MEXICO CITY (CNN) — Singer Jenni Rivera is missing after a plane she was flying in lost contact with air traffic controllers in Mexico early Sunday morning, officials said.

Two pilots and and four other passengers are also missing in the suspected crash, Mexico’s transportation ministry said in a statement.

The plane took off from Monterrey, Mexico, at 3:15 a.m. and lost contact with air traffic controllers about 60 miles away, the statement said.

The Mexican-American singer performed in the northern Mexican city Saturday night, according to her website.