Investigators study Mexico crash that took singer Jenni Rivera
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tearful fans set up candlelight shrines and memorials to Jenni Rivera from California to Mexico, as investigators said it would take days to piece together the wreckage of the plane carrying the Mexican-American music superstar and find out why it went down.
Authorities, meanwhile, began looking into the history of the plane's owner, Starwood Management of Las Vegas, which had another one of its planes seized by the United States (US) Drug Enforcement Administration in McAllen, Texas in September.
The US National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team to help investigate the crash of the Learjet 25, which disintegrated on impact on Sunday with seven people aboard in rugged terrain in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico.
Mr Alejandro Argudin, of Mexico's civil aviation agency, said it would take at least 10 days to have a preliminary report on what happened to the plane.