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Jay-Z in a Plane Crash-- NOT TRUE

5/4/2007 2:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: TMZ has confirmed that Jay-Z WAS NOT aboard the plane. The three aboard the plane were "white men."

Rumors have been swirling this morning that rapresario Jay-Z (aka Shawn Carter) was in a plane crash this morning.

TMZ has confirmed that a small plane registered to a citizen of Dublin, GA crashed near Asheville, NC in the Smoky Mountains. The FAA tells TMZ that the four-seat propeller plane did go down this morning, but could not provide any additional details.

Sources tell TMZ that he is on his way to Vegas this weekend to take in the Mayweather - de la Hoya fight.

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lbs    

Doesn't he travel with like 10+ people everywhere he goes? I don't think it is him. Sad to hear it was anyone though.

2731 days ago
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Nicole    

It is very sad... (i was just on a plane i felt could go down any minute!) this is the risk we all take with flying, driving,,etc.....

I have to agree though with 'mom' that it is highly unlikely Jay-Z would be going from Georgia to Vegas in a Cessna...........AND there is no other news anywhere involving this plane crash & Jay-Zs name...

2731 days ago
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Grow up Howie and face the music...you're duhn.    

I so hope that this isn't JZ, but still am praying for those who lost their lives.

There were three on the plane and all three are confirmed dead.

2731 days ago
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JV    

TMZ-why would you post something this serious without facts to back it up?

2731 days ago
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baby t    

omgoodness. hurry!! please, tell us if this is true...

2731 days ago
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Amanda    

Doesn't appear to be Jay-Z. It was some doctors.

http://www.cherokeesentinel.com/news/2007/0411/Front_Page/001.html

2731 days ago
22.

JD    

Yo, I saw that plane - it was sittin on 24" dubs son.

2731 days ago
23.

alreadybad    

#6 I totally agree with you but I think this is a publicity stunt. NO ONE else is reporting it and family notificaiton or not, a plane crash involving anyone of celebrated status gets air time on the wires.

2731 days ago
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patce    

AVERY'S CREEK – Three people died today when a small plane crashed in the Avery’s Creek community, said Skyland Fire Chief Dennis Pressley.

The Cessna 182 disappeared from radar around 11 a.m. today.

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Emergency crews say the crash site is a few miles from the command post that has been set up at the Walnut Cove overlook off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Media members waiting at the command post have not been allowed access to the crash site but are expected access later this afternoon.

The flight was coming to Asheville Regional Airport from Dublin, Ga.

"Air traffic control lost contact with the plane about 1.5 miles northwest of the airport," said Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Atlanta.

Emergency officials have set up a command center on Ball Gap Road. The wreckage site is in a densely wooded area.

2731 days ago
25.

Gab    

He only flies in G4

2731 days ago
26.

margaret    

It's one thing to want to scoop other sites with a serious story.
But its another to speculate about something THIS serious without any official confirmation.

2731 days ago
27.

snapcase07    

even though im not a big fan of jay z or his music, i hope everything is OK.

http://www.buzztracker.com/category/jay_z

2731 days ago
28.

AE    

I really hope this isn't true. His family must be in a frenzy right now.

2731 days ago
29.

JayFan    

Oh my God. Please don't let this be true!

2731 days ago
30.

Lala    

I pray this isn't true. God bless the people who were involved..I don't think Jay-Z would be in a single engine Cessna 182 though.

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