One of Australia’s richest mining magnates Ken Talbot is feared dead after his plane went missing over the Congo. Mr Talbot and the entire board of Sundance Resources had chartered the plane to fly them to the Mbalam iron ore project when it lost contact 25 minutes after take-off. Sadly Mr Talbot wasn’t able to use his own private jet because it was too large to land at the Cameroon mine site.
UPDATE The wreckage of the plane has been found on the western ridge of the Avima Range in Congo, near the Gabonese border. There are no survivors. The bodies of Ken Talbot and the rest of the passengers will take days to retrieve due to the remoteness of the area.