Nine people declared missing after plane disappearance in West Africa

(CNN) — Australian mining magnate Ken Talbot is among nine
passengers in a plane reported missing after it took off from Cameroon
en route to the Republic of the Congo, his company said Sunday.

Most
of the passengers aboard the chartered flight were employees of
Australian mining company Sundance Resources, including some executives.

Talbot, 59, is the director of Sundance, said Brian Thornton, a
spokesman for Talbot Group.

The plane had taken off from Yaounde
on Saturday. It was reported missing after it failed to land in Yangadou
in the Republic of Congo.

The group was visiting Sundance’s
iron ore project in Cameroon and Congo, according to the company.

"The
families of the missing have been notified and are being supported
during this deeply distressing time," the company said.

A search was under way between the takeoff point and
the intended destination. Military forces in Congo and Cameroon were
helping in the search, the company said.

Advertisements

About boutinys

The coolest blog site you could ever imagine
This entry was posted in Travel. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s