Six Americans died when a small plane crashed in dense jungle near the popular tourist resort of Cancun in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula Friday, a U.S. consular official said Saturday.

Another 11 were injured and were flown by helicopter to a state hospital in Cancun, a Caribbean resort about 900 miles east of Mexico City.The official said the families of those that died had all been notified and that the 17 passengers included residents from all over the United States.