DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Nexstar) – A private plane carrying eight people, including music producer ‘Flow La Movie’, crashed during an emergency landing at Las Americas airport in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, confirmed the aircraft operator.
All seven passengers and two crew members were killed in the crash, according to Helidosa Aviation Group. The company reports that the flight was en route to Miami before the incident occurred.
Local news agency Listin Diario reports that the pilot declared an emergency as he took off from La Isabela International Airport and diverted to Las Americas Airport in an attempt to land. It is not yet known what caused the plane crash.
“For Helidosa, this accident is causing us a lot of pain and sorrow,” the aviation group said in a statement. “We stand in solidarity with the affected families who, with us, are going through a difficult period. “
A video shared on Twitter shows smoke rising into the air from the crash site.
Helidosa Aviation has revealed the identity of those killed. Among them is José Angel Hernandez, 38, also known as Puerto Rican producer Flow La Movie, according to Billboard. Her partner, Debbie Von Marie Jimenez Garcia, and her son, Jayden Hernandez, were also killed in the crash.
Flow The Movie has its own record company and management agency. He is also credited with directing the song “Te Bote”, which topped the Latin music charts in 2018.