The victims of Wednesday’s crash included Puerto Rican music producer Jose Angel Hernandez, who is also known as Flow La Movie.
The Helidosa Aviation Group said on its Twitter account that the Gulfstream jet carrying two crew members and seven passengers had departed from El Higuero airport for Miami shortly before seeking to land at Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo.
“This accident gives us great pain and sadness,” the company said.
Following the incident, the airport shut down operations, cancelling hundreds of flights.
Local media said Hernandez’s partner and his son were among the dead, and that two of the dead were minors aged four and 13.
Helidosa Aviation said Hernandez was accompanied by six relatives and colleagues.
Hernandez, 38, produced Urban Latin songs such as Te Boté, Bad Bunny, and Ozuna. He also produced La Jeepeta by Nio Garcia, Brray and Juanka, and Wow Remix, in which artists Bryant Myers, Arcangel, Nicky Jam, El Alfa and Darell participated.
SOURCE: NEWS AGENCIES