Tragic news arrived from the Dominican Republic on Wednesday as a charter plane carrying 9 people crashed and caught fire as it attempted an emergency landing near Las Américas International Airport. According to the Dominican newspaper Listin Diario, aircraft HI1050, type Gulfstream GIVSP, had left for Miami with 2 crew members and 7 passengers, and there are no survivors. Of the passengers, 6 were identified as US citizens, including a 38-year-old Puerto Rican music producer José Ángel Hernández, which is better known as Flow The Movie. His partner Debbie Von Marie Jimenez Garcia and son Jayden hernandez, who turned 4 in July, were also on the plane heading for Florida.
The names of the victims are Luis Alberto Eljuri and Victor Emilio Herrera who were crew members. The 7 passengers are called Debbie Von Marie Jimenez Garcia, Jose Angel Hernandez, Jayden Hernandez, Kellyan hernandez pena, Yeilianys Jeishlimar Melendez Jimenez, Jassiel Yabdiel Silva and Véronique Estrella.
With over 10 years in the industry, Flow La Movie started her own independent record label and management agency and was a renowned producer and artist with chart-topping hits like “Te Boté”, which topped Hot Latin. Songs for 14 weeks, the third most for Bad Bunny, by Billboard. He is also at the origin of “AM” by Nio García and the viral hit “La Jeepeta”.
Celebrities began to mourn the tragic loss on social media. J. Balvin shared a photo with the artist and wrote in the caption: “José Ángel THANKS FOR YOUR ALWAYS HIGH VIBE !!! Rest in peace.”
Don Omar, shared a photo hugging the late producer and wrote, “I’m sorry for your loss and that of your family. Thanks for the opportunity to collaborate. Fly high, see you later.”