Australia mourns mining chiefs
After Congo plane crash:
Australia mourned its mining tycoon Ken Talbot and his colleagues
Tuesday after an African plane crash wiped out Sundance Resources’
entire board and left the company in crisis.
Foreign Minister Stephen Smith warned that retrieving the bodies
could be “regrettably painstaking” after a chartered twin turboprop went
down in Congo’s thick jungle at the weekend, killing all 11 people on
International rescuers searching by helicopter spotted the wreckage
Monday before French military personnel dropped at the crash site
confirmed there were no survivors.
Australian mining contractors will start clearing a track to the
isolated and hilly spot at first light on Tuesday, Sundance Resources
The plane was travelling from Cameroon to a mine in Congo when it
crashed on Saturday. Sydney, Tuesday, AFP