YAOUNDE, Cameroon, June 21 (UPI) -- The downed plane carrying Australian mining tycoon Ken Talbot and 10 others was found in Republic of the Congo Monday with no survivors, authorities said.
Michel Ambendet, head of the Congo's civil aviation, said the wreckage of the twin turboprop Casa C212 was found at Dima, about 19 miles from Yangadou, the Herald Sun in Melbourne reported.
While all 11 bodies had not yet been recovered, Cameroon Information Minister Tchiroma Bakary said: "The wreckage has been found in Congo. Unfortunately, there were no survivors."
The newspaper said Talbot's Australian mining company, Sundance Resources, issued a statement saying it had been informed there were no survivors.
"The crash site has been secured, with two Sundance contractors and a representative of the French military remaining with the bodies," the company said.
The aircraft crashed in thick jungle Saturday while traveling from the Cameroon capital of Yaounde to Yangadou in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Sundance has an iron ore mining project in the region.
Besides Talbot, 59, those on board included Sundance Chairman Geoff Wedlock, Chief Executive Officer Don Lewis, company secretary John Carr-Gregg, board directors John Jones and Craig Oliver, U.S. consultant Jeff Duff, Talbot assistant and French national Natasha Flason, two Britons and another French national, the Herald Sun said.