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Cargo plane crashes in Mexico, killing 5

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Five are killed when Mexican a air force cargo plane crashes on takeoff
  • The crash occurred Wednesday afternoon at Monterrey International Airport
  • The plane was bound for a military base in Santa Lucia

Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- A Mexican military cargo plane crashed Wednesday on takeoff from Monterrey International Airport, killing five people, the state-run Notimex News Agency reported, citing Mexico's secretary of defense.

The Mexican Air Force plane was carrying out a logistical flight toward a military air base in Santa Lucia when it crashed at 2:36 p.m. (3:36 p.m. ET), Notimex said. It belonged to Air Squadron 301, it said.

The victims were three officials and two crew members, it said.