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Ken Talbot + Company Leaders Lost In Cameroon  
User currently offlineua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9274 times:

Sundance Oil's entire senior management team is feared dead following the loss of their chartered aircraft over the republic of cameroon while enroute to a company drill site.

Aboard the aircraft:

Ken Talbot
Chairman Geoff Wedlock
CEO Don Lewis
Secretary John Carr-Gregg
Directors John Jones & Craig Oliver

No information provided for the type of aircraft they chartered.

Bloomberg Has The Story Here

As a side note: When people whine about excess spending on aircraft (which executives do do), there is some precedence in having executives travel separately to events/sites. Same with government (Poland?).


Edited to correct missing location.

[Edited 2010-06-20 05:44:43]


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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3393 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9185 times:

Quoting ua777222 (Thread starter):
there is some precedence in having executives travel separately to events/sites

I know some companies has a policy that not all the top management shouldn't travel together


User currently offlineblooBirdie From Lesotho, joined Sep 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9185 times:

Your link mentions Cameroon, not the Congo:

Quote:
Talbot was on board a plane chartered by Sundance on a flight to the company’s Mbalam iron ore project in Cameroon from the capital, Yaounde, yesterday, according to an e-mailed statement from Don Nissen, chairman of Talbot Group Management.


User currently offlineua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9123 times:

Quoting blooBirdie (Reply 2):
Your link mentions Cameroon, not the Congo:

Edited to reflect the proper location. Thanks for the correction.

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 1):
I know some companies has a policy that not all the top management shouldn't travel together

If this is true, this company is essentially operating without anyone in the line of succession. If the line of succession goes that far down, that would mean that someone played out this situation.

Anyone from where this company is based? How big are they?



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User currently offlinebestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7152 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8951 times:

http://www.sundanceresources.com.au/...%20air%20incident%20update%202.pdf


Since this time the Company’s efforts have been focussed on coordinating with the government authorities in the Republic of Cameroon, Republic of Gabon and Republic of Congo as well as with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australia’s diplomatic representatives in the region to locate the aircraft.

Quoting ua777222 (Thread starter):
Sundance Oil's

Firstly, its not sundance Oil (which a ND company) but sundance resources.

Quoting ua777222 (Reply 3):

Anyone from where this company is based? How big are they?

Australia, a market capitalization of A$352.3 million.



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User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1300 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7970 times:

This isn't good. Hopefully they're all okay.

What type of plane was it? Did the plane have any issues recently?

-J.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6672 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7873 times:

Probably a small prop plane to land on a non paved runway.


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User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7793 times:

AN12 or B1900 I would guess

User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6981 times:

http://www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxn...048&subject=markets&action=article

Says it is a CASA C212



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User currently onlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3470 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Ken Talbot is one OZ's richest guys. Rueters is reporting there are 11 dead.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUST...%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

Operated by Aero-Service Congo, registration TN-AFA

http://www.jacdec.de/news/news.htm



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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7615 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/10371154.stm

The latest from the BBC.

Not good news.


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