Cameroon DR Congo plane crash victims found

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A private jet that went missing while transporting a group of investors from Yaounde, Cameroon, to Yangadou, a small mining town in Congo was found Monday night. It had left Yaounde on Saturday. None of the 11 passengers survived the crash.

The bodies of the 11 passengers of a private jet that disappeared Saturday were found Monday evening by the Congolese authorities. The wreckage was located about thirty kilometers from the plane’s announced destination.

The passengers had left Yaounde, Cameroon, on Saturday for Yangadou, in Congo, for a mining project. On board the aircraft were six Australians, two French, two British and one American.

The bodies have been identified. Among them, Ken Talbot, one of the richest men in Australia and a Director of Sundance Resources, an Australian mining company, Geoff Wedlock, President of Sundance, and Natasha Flason Brian, a French woman living in Brisbane, Australia, and a member of Talbot’s staff.

Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo are working to ensure the repatriation of the victims’ mortal remains to their countries of origin.

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