Juan Rivera, brother of the late Jenni Rivera, experienced an airplane emergency and thought he would die just like his sister. While traveling from Los Angeles to San Antonio, the plane that Juan Rivera was on had an engine malfunction mid-air and had to make an emergency landing. Rivera tells Primer Impacto that the entire cabin filled with smoke and all of a sudden he felt closer to his beloved sister Jenni. "All these months I have thought what my sister felt those last moments of her life and that day I knew it. I felt this fear, just thinking that you leave your children and you're going to die." Juan had been traveling to Texas to participate in People En Espanol's festival in which he was honoring Jenni Rivera.