Memorial planned for killed Sundance board members

Current Sundance Resources head George Jones is working towards building a memorial to the company’s board members that died in the 2010 Congo plane crash.

Speaking at the WA Mining Club's annual St Barbara's Day lunch on Friday, Jones stated that the company will looking to build a memorial in Kalgoorlie, The West reports.

Jones said earlier discussions with WA mining minister Norman Moore point towards the memorial being part of a broader piece to all miners killed at work.

The aircraft carrying the entire board of Sundance Resources went down on a flight between Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé and Yangadou in The Congo (Brazzaville) in June 2010.

"The wreckage was found in Congo. Unfortunately there were no survivors," Cameroonian minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary said at the time.

The plane was carrying the entire board of Australian iron ore miner Sundance Resources, including chairman Geoff Wedlock, director Ken Talbot, managing director Don Lewis, and fellow executives Jon Carr-Greg, Craig Oliver, and John Jones, as well as Talbot’s executive secretary Natasha Flason Brian.

Earlier this year the families of the board members took legal action against the miner.

According to Sundance the respondents of the respondents of the claim included Cam Iron S.A., which is a subsidiary of Sundance, and a number of the killed men's wives.

Legal proceedings were issued from Douala in Cameroon, as well as from Illinois, in the U.S.

Both proceedings were understood to be from the same claimants at the time, who were seeking "unspecified damages".

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