Mexican-US singing star killed in plane crash

Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash in Mexico. Credit: Reuters

Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has died in a plane crash after the small jet she was travelling in crashed in northern Mexico on Sunday, her father said.

Earlier this month the ABC television network commissioned the 43-year-old multi-million record selling artist to star in her own sitcom, Jenni.

Investigators are still searching the crash site and officials said the wreckage was spread so far that it was hard to recognise anything.