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Politicians killed in Mexican plane crash

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Two congressmen are among the dead
  • Mexican President Felipe Calderon expresses his condolences

(CNN) -- Several Mexican politicians were killed in a plane crash in a Pacific resort town Friday, authorities said.

Two congressmen, a mayor-elect and a local political party chairman were among those who died in a plane crash in Huatulco, Oaxaca, a statement from Mexican President Felipe Calderon's office said.

Congressmen Guillermo Jose Zavaleta Rojas and Juan Huerto Montero -- both from Calderon's National Action Party -- were killed, the statement said.

All five passengers on the plane and its pilot were killed in the crash, the statement said.

Both statements expressed condolences to the victims' families.