Music Producer Flow La Movie Among Nine Killed In Dominican Republic Plane Crash | Dominican Republic
Nine people died in a plane crash Wednesday in the Dominican Republic, including famous Puerto Rican music producer Flow La Movie.
The private jet, which carried seven passengers and two crew members, took off from La Isabela International Airport in El Higüero and was headed for Orlando, Florida. However, the pilots quickly declared an emergency and attempted to divert the flight to nearby Las Américas International Airport, crashing the plane during an emergency landing attempt.
The 38-year-old music producer, his partner of 31, Debbie Von Marie Jiménez García, and their four-year-old son were among the victims.
According to Helidosa Aviation Group, owner of the aircraft, it is not immediately clear what prompted the pilots to cancel the flight. “For Helidosa, this accident causes us a lot of pain and sorrow. We stand in solidarity with the affected families who, along with us, are going through a difficult time, ”the company said in a statement.
Videos which circulated on social media showed the site of the alleged crash where emergency rescue teams rushed to put out a fire and plumes of black smoke.
The Puerto Rican producer, whose full name is José Angel Hernandez, has helped produce successful Latin tracks, including Te Boté and AM, which have become Billboard charts. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Flow has also launched its own independent label and management agency.
Latin musicians mourned Flow’s death on social media, with Colombian singer J Balvin writing: “José Ángel, thank you for your good vibes always. Rest in peace.”
Spanish artist Juan Magan wrote: “What a tragedy! A man and his family to conquer the world, it was not their turn to leave. RIP stream.
Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Don Omar also paid tribute, writing, “Sorry for your loss and that of your family. Thank you for the opportunity to collaborate. Fly high, see you later.
Helidosa Aviation identified the other victims as six close to Flow, including Keilyan Hernandez, Yeilianys Jeishlimar Melendez Jimenez and Jesiel Yabdiel Silva.