Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (CNN)Nine radical were killed connected Wednesday aft a backstage craft crashed portion making an exigency landing successful the Dominican Republic, according to the plane's operator, Helidosa Aviation Group.
Among the victims was Puerto Rican euphony shaper Jose A. Hernandez, amended known arsenic "Flow La Movie," arsenic good arsenic his woman and their child, according to his publicist.
Seven passengers and 2 unit members died successful the incidental astatine Las Americas Airport successful the superior Santo Domingo, Helidosa Aviation Group said successful a connection posted to Twitter. Six were overseas nationals and 1 was Dominican, it besides said, without specifying the nationalities of the different six passengers.
Hernandez was chiefly known for his deed opus "Te Bote."
His decease sparked messages of condolences and commemoration from a fig of Puerto Rican and different Latin artists, including superstar J Balvin and famed popular vocalist Ricardo Montaner.
The formation was en way to Florida from La Isabela International Airport successful the Dominican Republic erstwhile it made the exigency landing and crashed conscionable 15 minutes aft takeoff, according to Flightradar 24.
The agelong scope Gulfstream GIVSP pitchy was headed to Miami, Helidosa said.
"This mishap causes america large symptom and grief. We inquire that you prudently articulation successful solidarity to enactment the families affected, who on with america are going done this hard time," the company's connection added.
The origin of the clang oregon the exigency landing is not yet known.
Helidosa said that it volition collaborate with aerial postulation mishap authorities and the civilian aviation board.
Reporting contributed by CNN's Caroll Alvarado and Luis Rodriguez successful Atlanta.