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Australian mining magnate missing after plane crash

world Updated: Jun 20, 2010 16:58 IST
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Australian mining magnate Ken Talbot is among nine people feared dead after their aircraft went missing in west Africa.

Talbot Group chairman Don Nissen confirmed on Sunday that Talbot was aboard an aircraft chartered by West Australian iron ore miner Sundance Resources that went missing in Cameroon on Saturday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Most of those on board the plane are connected to Sundance Resources. "Sundance Resources regrets to advise that an aircraft chartered by the company has been reported missing on Saturday," a statement from the company said.

"The aircraft was on a flight to Sundance's Mbalam iron ore project in Cameroon on Saturday morning from the capital Yaounde," Nissen said in a statement.

The Talbot Group is working closely with Sundance Resources in their search efforts for the missing aircraft, the report said. Talbot is a director of Sundance Resources.