Five dead in Mexico after plane crashes on highway

Mexican firefighters and members of Mexican Federal Police inspecting the site where a small plane crashed on the highway between Mexico City and Queretaro, Mexico, on June 2, 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA
Mexican firefighters and members of Mexican Federal Police inspecting the site where a small plane crashed on the highway between Mexico City and Queretaro, Mexico, on June 2, 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - A small plane crashed on a major highway linking Mexico City to an industrial city on Tuesday, killing the five people on board.

The M7 Aerospace LP plane was conducting a test flight when it crashed in the early afternoon on the road between the capital and Queretaro, forcing part of the highway to close, the transport ministry said in a statement.

The cause of the crash, which ocurred shortly after takeoff from Queretaro's airport, was not immediately known, the ministry said.