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PostSubject: Weeks until bodies extracted from Africa   June 22nd 2010, 4:33 am

It could take weeks to repatriate the bodies of six Australian mining executives after rescuers found the wreckage of their crashed plane in remote jungle in west Africa.

The entire board of Perth-based mining company Sundance Resources were among the 11 people killed when their twin turboprop CASA C212 plane crashed during a flight from Cameroon's capital Yaounde to Yangadou in Congo on Saturday.

On board were mining magnate and Sundance non-executive director Ken Talbot, chairman Geoff Wedlock, chief executive Don Lewis, company secretary John Carr-Gregg and non-executive directors John Jones and Craig Oliver.

Also on board were Natasha Flason, a Frenchwoman based in Australia who worked for Mr Talbot's private investment company the Talbot Group, American Jeff Duff who was working as a consultant to Sundance, a British citizen and the two pilots, one from France and the other from Britain.

The wreckage was found about midnight (AEST) on Monday on the western ridge of the Avima Range in Congo, near the Gabonese border.

Sundance strategic adviser and former chairman George Jones said a 10km track will have to be carved out of the jungle to assist in recovery operations.

Diplomatic protocols required with the various African governments involved could further delay repatriation efforts.

"It could be as short as a week or two and it could possibly take considerably longer than that," Mr Jones told the Seven Network on Tuesday.

Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said the difficult recovery process would require patience from the victims' families.

"It will take longer than families would wish to repatriate the bodies," Mr Smith told ABC Radio on Tuesday.

"Unfortunately we have to brace ourselves for a painstaking period."

Mr Smith was confident there would be an exhaustive investigation of the crash although he noted the requirement for coordination and cooperation between Cameroon and Congo authorities "will have its own difficulties".

It was against company policy for the entire executive to travel on the same plane.

Mr Jones said the group had planned to use two aircraft for the trip, including Mr Talbot's personal plane, but the landing strip at their destination could not accommodate his aircraft.

"So the board obviously made the judgment in the circumstances (to use) the aircraft they had available," Mr Jones said.

"It was their judgment to go ahead with the flight."

Mr Jones told ABC Radio he had no information yet about the cause of the crash but the wreckage did not show signs of fire or an explosion.

Sundance said the crash site had been secured, with two Sundance contractors and a representative of the French military remaining with the bodies.

"Given fading light, the remainder of the French military and Sundance personnel have relocated to the Avima mining camp, 10km away, where they will remain overnight," the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Cameroon's Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary speculated the plane might have hit a mountain.

"The cause might be, either they hit the top of a hill or the top of the trees, I don't know exactly," Mr Bakary told ABC Radio on Tuesday.

"The area is very ... hilly."

The effort to recover the bodies will begin at first light (local time) on Tuesday.
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PostSubject: Re: Weeks until bodies extracted from Africa   June 22nd 2010, 4:35 am

thats soo sad i hope it doesnt take too long and the countries can not put up any red tape and let these families put their loved ones to rest
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PostSubject: Re: Weeks until bodies extracted from Africa   June 22nd 2010, 4:37 am

they were saying on the news that they dont know why all 6 were on the same flight. It is so very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Weeks until bodies extracted from Africa   June 22nd 2010, 4:41 am

it says in the article that they were gonna use 2 planes including Talbots private one but the landing strip couldnt accomodate both. so i'm wondering if they'd taken the 2 could this accident have been avoided
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PostSubject: Re: Weeks until bodies extracted from Africa   June 22nd 2010, 8:17 am

very sad i was hoping for a slight chance they were ok
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