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The Cessna had taken off from the city of Hermosillo in Sonora on a flight to Tucson, Arizona, when it crashed shortly after takeoff, according to The Associated Press.
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The dead included a Sonora state government economic development official, Leonardo Ciscomani. The pilot was also among the dead.
The crash occurred in a remote, hilly area of the north-central state of Queretaro on Friday. The MI-17 helicopter, which took off from Valle Verde in the neighbouring state of San Luis Potosi.
The government of Mexico's Coahuila state said that the wreckage of the crashed jet, identified as a Challenger 601, was later found in a remote mountainous zone of Mexico.
There was no immediate information provided about what may have caused the plane crash, but Brigadier Gen. Mohammed Yerima said more details would be released soon. The names of the other military officials who died were not made public.
Federal investigators were being sent to the site at Coulter Field Airport, about 85 miles (137 kilometres) northwest of Houston, to begin investigating the cause of the crash, Waggener said.
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