Todd and John analyze the plane crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera. The report from the Mexican accident investigation found that the Learjet 25 aircraft lost control during climb for reasons that could not be determined.
Key items are missing from the report that concluded that the crash was a loss of control event:
The In the wake of Rivera’s death, there have been ongoing rumors that this event was not an accident, a belief that has been supported by a number of television productions.
Todd and John examine the facts, data, and analyses contained in the official report. John adds insight into the lax aviation maintenance and compliance common in Mexico.
The wreckage shows no evidence of an explosion or other deliberate action. The level of oversight that the US and Mexican governments typically have over aircraft that are registered in the US and operate in Mexico adds complexity to understanding exactly what happened.
The Detectives plan a future episode that will focus on the conspiracy theories involving Jenni Rivera’s death. They will look at how much, or how little, the facts of the investigation support those theories.
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