Two occupants of a small plane, one of them a prominent local businessman, died Saturday in Mexico when their plane crashed in a park in the northern city of Monterrey, emergency management officials told Efe.

The officials said the twin-engine aircraft was flying low and crashed in La Huasteca Park in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, the biggest city in northern Mexico.

Traveling in the plane were businessman Pablo Gonzalez Sada and the pilot, Jose Martinez Ferrara - both apparently died instantly on impact.

Preliminary reports indicate that the aircraft crashed after flying into power lines, the officials said.

Gonzalez Sada was chief operations officer of textile products and packaging for the Cydsa group and a member of it board of directors, and was also on the board of the Vitro group.

Members of the Red Cross and the emergency management office rushed to the scene of the accident, as well as Federal Police agents and Mexican army soldiers. EFE