The bodies of the Sundance Resources executives killed in the Congo have flown out of the country.
Eleven people were killed when the light aircraft in which they were flying went down due to unknown circumstances.
The plane crashed in thick inaccessible jungle, making retrieval of the bodies difficult.
The accident involved nearly the entire board of Australian iron ore miner, Sundance Resources.
On board were mining magnate Ken Talbot, Sundance chairman Geoff Wedlock, managing director Don Lewis, and fellow executives John Carr-Greg, Craig Oliver and John Jones.
The pilots and Talbot’s executive secretary Natasha Flason Brian also died in the crash.
The President of the Congo (Brazzaville), Australian officials, and French and British diplomats attended a memorial service in the African nation’s capital before the bodies were flown to France.
Once there, the bodies of the Australians will be returned, with the bodies of the other crash victims sent to countries.