9 people were killed in a private plane crash in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, including music producer Flow La Movie, on Wednesday. According to Helidosa Aviation Group, the plane was making an emergency landing, when it crashed at Las Americas Airport.
Jose A. Hernandez, better known by his stage name ‘Flow La Movie’ was aboard the plane, along with his wife and child, all three of whom have been reported dead. Hernandez was a 38 year old Puerto Rican music producer and music artist. Among those that died, 7 were passengers and 2 were crew members of the plane. Without specifying exact nationalities, the reports stated six of those dead were foreign nationals while one was Dominican.
Helidosa Aviation Group made the announcement on Twitter, “We hereby inform you that today, the HI1050 aircraft with 2 crew members and 7 passengers has crashed at the AILA. Our Company is actively working to obtain more information and collaborating with the rescue bodies,” adding, “For Helidosa, this accident causes us great pain and sorrow. We stand in solidarity with the affected families that, along with us, are going through a difficult time.” The private jet was headed to Miami, Florida.
According to Flightradar 24, the plane took off from La Isabela International Airport, and made for an emergency landing when it crashed within 15 minutes of takeoff.
Flow La Movie had two songs among some top charting records, including “Te Boté” and “AM”. Internationally known musician and singer J Balvin wrote a condolence message saying, “José Ángel, thanks for your good vibes always. Rest in peace.” Balvin recently did a project with Nio Garcia and Bad Bunny, the “AM Remix”, for which Flow La Movie co-produced.
Producer Flow La Movie started his own management agency and indie record label where he boarded artists such as Xound, Nio Garcia, and Casper Magico.
Spanish artist Juan Magan also took to social media to express his condolences saying, “What a tragedy! A man and his family conquering the world, it wasn’t their turn to go. RIP Flow.”