Australian Mining Magnate Dies In Africa Plane Crash


Shout-Africa – YAOUNDE – Rescuers have found the wreckage of a missing plane carrying an Australian mining tycoon and 10 other foreigners, Cameroon’s information minister told AFP on Monday, adding that there were no survivors.

“The wreckage has been found in the Republic of Congo. Unfortunately there were no survivors,” minister Tchiroma Bakary said, adding that he was to make a full statement later.

The plane carrying the entire board of the Sundance Resources mining company, including tycoon Ken Talbott, went missing on Saturday on a flight from Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital, to Yangadou in north-west Republic of Congo.

Six Australians, two British, two French and one US national were on the Casa C212 plane, which had been chartered by Sundance.