Music producer José Ángel Hernández, better known as “Flow La Movie”, and his family are the latest fatal victims of plane crashes, who like other celebrities lost their lives in the air.
Marília Mendonça, Kobe Bryant, Jenni Rivera, Carlos Gardel and the American Ritchie Valens, are also part of the fateful list.
+ Flow the Movie
Flow la Movie and his family died while they were inside the Helidosa Aviation Group aircraft that precipitated yesterday afternoon at Las Américas International Airport.
The plane crashed yesterday at 5:25 in the afternoon on the south side of the runway of the International Airport of the Americas (AILA), it had taken off at 5:09 in the afternoon from the Joaquín Balaguer Airport, in El Higüero , flying just 17 minutes until the moment of its fall, with the nine occupants who perished in this tragedy, including its crew.
Flow La Movie owned its own discography and is responsible for the growth of artists such as Nio Garcia, Casper Magico, and D.Ozi. He was also the head that generated the worldwide hit “Te Bote.”
The music world mourned the death of the producer.
+ Marília Mendonça
Recently Marília Mendonça, known as the “queen of suffering” for her melancholic and profound style, died when the plane in which she was traveling fell.
The fall of the plane in which he was traveling ended his life and that of the other four occupants who accompanied him: his producer Henrique Ribeiro, his uncle and advisor Abicieli Silveira, as well as the pilot and co-pilot of the plane.
The accident occurred when the aircraft crashed into a rocky area near a waterfall, in the town of Piedade de Caratinga, in the state of Minas Gerais (southeast).
The first line of the investigation opened to clarify the causes of the tragedy points to the fact that the plane collided with some high tension cables before hitting the ground, just two kilometers from the runway.
In the sad list of the 21st century, the Mexican Jenni Rivera stands out. “La Gran Señora” died in a plane crash after a last concert in the city of Monterrey, in northeastern Mexico, on December 9, 2012, an event that shocked that country and its fans in the United States and other countries. American people.
In December 2014, Mexican authorities closed the investigation into what happened to the plane. The Director General of Civil Aeronautics, Gilberto López Meyer, stated that the results of the plane crash could not be conclusive and that they had not been able to determine the exact cause of the accident. Lawsuits affecting the owners of the plane, Rivera’s estate, and the relatives of those on board with Rivera have been filed in state and federal courts in the United States.
+ Goodbye to Kobe Bryant
Almost two years ago, Hollywood stars and celebrities from the world of entertainment in the United States were shocked on January 26, 2020 with the death of Kobe Bryant, a basketball legend who died at the age of 41 in a helicopter accident in Calabasas (Los Angeles, USA).
Bryant, who died along with four other people, not only triumphed on the basketball courts as a figure of the Los Angeles Lakers but was also a great personality outside of them and a celebrity in the United States and the rest of the world.
An example of his success outside of the sports field was the Oscar that he won for the best animated short film for “Dear Basketball” (2017).
At the beginning of the 21st century, New York artist Aaliyah was the victim of an unfortunate aerial tragedy to leave a career interrupted.
She rose to fame in 1994, when she released the album ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number’, which sold more than six million copies worldwide, establishing herself as an R&B star.
The artist completed her brief studio discography with ‘One In a Million’ (1996) and ‘Aaliyah’ (2001).
In addition to standing out for her voice, our protagonist also made her first steps as an actress and participated in ‘Romeo must die’ (2000) and ‘The queen of the damned’ (2002).
A successful musical career, forays into film, an original style … Aaliyah had many points in common with Beyoncé, with whom she had the opportunity to meet in 2001.
However, the promising career of the New Yorker was prematurely cut short, since she died on August 25, 2001 in a plane crash in the Bahamas when she was only 22 years old.
In the 20th century there were very regrettable losses. The first of world renown was the Argentine singer Carlos Gardel, who died on June 24, 1935 after the collision of two aircraft at the Olaya Herrera airport in Medellín, Colombia.
The plane in which the Argentine singer, composer and actor, a symbol of tango, was traveling deviated on its takeoff route, for which it crashed into a similar aircraft, causing a strong explosion and fire on the runway.
Charles Romuald Gardès, who made his name known to Carlos Gardel, left at the peak of his artistic peak and when he was enjoying the greatest fame.
Along with him 16 more people died, among them his guitarist Guillermo Barbieri and the lyricist Alfredo Le Pera.
Although Gardel was known for his songs in Argentina and part of Latin America, the feature films gave him international recognition that came in the final part of his life.
Two decades later, the iconic Mexican singer and actor Pedro Infante died in a plane crash.
Besides being an idol of cinema and music, Infante was a lover of aviation. He was a pilot and accumulated almost 3,000 flight hours before a fatal accident. In April 1957, his plane crashed shortly after take off.
Two years later, on February 3, 1959, rock and roll fans mourned the death of the pioneers of that rhythm., Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, who died in a plane crash while touring.
62 years ago, the small town of Mason City in Iowa (USA) unwittingly became a cursed place for rock. A small plane in which Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper tried to save the almost 600 kilometers that separated their concert in Clear View (Iowa), from February 2, had taken off from the Mason City airport at dawn on February 3, 1959. February, with Moorhead (Minnesota), the following day.
Two members of Holly’s band, Tommy Alsup and Waylon Jennings, gave up their seats to Valens and The Big Popper, thus avoiding, by a macabre twist of chance, dying in the wreckage of that plane that crashed less than ten kilometers from the airport due to pilot errors and bad weather.
The incident caused a great commotion at the time, as if it were the end of rock and roll, although this musical style that appealed to youth, excitement and debauchery would actually show that it has more lives than a cat.
Fate was especially cruel to Richard Valenzuela, better known as Ritchie Valens, since at the time of his death he was only 17 years old, in the process of rising to musical glory.
The best example of his style was “La bamba”, a traditional jarocho son that, passed through the new filter of rock and with a touch of cha-cha, gave Valens his first success.
Decades later, the country music singer and songwriter, John Denver, also died when the plane he was piloting fell into the sea in 1997.