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Tragedy Strikes Sundance Resources

In a tragic accident for the Sundance Resources mining company the aircraft which crashed into dense forests in Africa had no survivors. The Perth based company lost its chairman, managing director and CEO, company secretary and three directors. There were a total of 11 people on board.

The wreckage of the aircraft which crashed on Saturday was located in remote jungle on Monday. The plane had taken off from Yaounde in Cameroon and was bound for Yangadou in Congo Brazzaville. The roughly one hour flight was cut shot drastically when the plane crashed.

About 30 minutes into the flight the last communication from the aircraft was standard communication and nothing wrong was reported. The wreckage was found 10km inside the Congolese border. The intensive search was conducted by Cameroon, Gabon and Congo.

9 out of the 11 bodies have been recovered by the emergency workers. People on board included the coal baron Ken Talbot, Sundance Chairman Geoff Wedlock, CEO Don Lewis, company secretary John Carr-Gregg and non-executive directors John Jones and Craig Oliver.

The company did not name the two Britons, two French citizens and an American who were also on the plane.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel Scanlon

Joel, originally from the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1995 and spent 5 years working in the mining industry as an exploration Geo-technician where he developed skills in GIS Mapping and CAD. Joel also spent a year working underground in a gold/copper mine. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm before starting a successful business providing graphic and web design services to local businesses on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Joel is skilled in project management, web programming, design, animation, database and networking, software and editing. Joel has been with AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000.

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