Six killed in Mexico Air Force plane crash

Six members of Mexico's military have died in an accident involving a Mexican air force plane in the southeastern state of Veracruz, the country's Defence Ministry says.

The accident occurred on Sunday morning as the Learjet 45 aircraft was taking about 9.45am from an airport in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata, the ministry said in a statement.

The six victims have not been identified, and the military will carry out an investigation, the ministry added.

It was not clear how many were on board.