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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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Marty Columbus OHIO    

3 killed in plane crash in western NC
May 04, 2007 13:50 EDT


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Three people are dead after the crash of a small plane in the Averys Creek community. That's according to Skyland Fire Chief Dennis Pressley.

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

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says air traffic control lost contact with the plane about a mile and a half northwest of Asheville Regional Airport.

A command post has been set up. The wreckage is in a densely wooded area.



2692 days ago
62.

douchebag3000    

abc news says he wasnt on the plane

2692 days ago
63.

Tom    

Check the main page again. It's not true.

2692 days ago
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chris balds    

wow.. agreed...we all hope no one was injured...on any plane. but if jayz was on this small plane. that is freaking MONSTER NEWS. TMZ needs to get this confirmed ASAP. major major influence and controller in the entertainment industry. wow.

2692 days ago
65.

FabTan    

whether its Jay-Z or not my prayers go out to them and there families...

2692 days ago
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Rita    

#61 - I agree. Yikes!

2692 days ago
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Lisa    

Good, it's not true. Couldn't help but think of Aaliyah when I read this

2692 days ago
68.

Jim    

By identifying the men on the plane as white men and excluding Jay Z in such a way is profiling. Shameful!

2692 days ago
69.

alreadybad    

Let's wish love and support for the families of those who did die on that plane today but it was not an entertainer. Shame on you TMZ for even permitting bloggs this long on someone eles's grief when you know your headlines are bogus. You should have changed or pulled your error or are you just going for the "hit" count?

2692 days ago
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rickie    

Thank God it was not him we dont want another tuPac Biggie situation

2692 days ago
71.

Yummy    

How dare you TMZ...how dare you? I hope you get sued out of the ass. This was completely wrong of you to post this "rumor", have people nervous and scared, and it's false...How dare you? I'm so disapointed in you, and I hope u catch hell. Get your fact straight first dumbasses.

2692 days ago
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baby t    

tmz sucks. that would have sucked. why did you put the thought in our heads...you should have confirmed before posting.

2692 days ago
73.

Fred Flintstoned    

Good that it wasn't him.....sad that those men died in the crash

2692 days ago
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Lisa    

TMZ - shame on you! This is far too serious for you to post something like this based on a rumor. This created grief and upset for those that care about Jay-Z, including his fans, and moreover could impact the families and friends of those that really did die. Are we supposed to say "oh thank goodness it wasn't Jay-Z" when three other lives were lost who were equally as important as Jay-Z to their family and friends?

My thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones in this tragic accident. I'm sad for those involved even though it wasn't someone famous.

2692 days ago
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ann    

#66...come on!! go find something worthwhile to bitch about!! this was the only way at this moment to confirm it wasn't Jay-Z! What a loser !!!!

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