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Lawyer, Other Execs, Board of Mining Co. Killed in Plane Crash

Posted Jun 22, 2010 1:34 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A New York lawyer serving as a corporate secretary for Sundance Resources was killed in a plane crash in Africa over the weekend, along with other executives, the mining magnate who owned the company and its entire board.

The Sundance group was among 11 passengers and crew members on a chartered small plane that went down in dense jungle on a flight from the capital of Cameroon to a mining site near the Republic of Congo, reports the American Lawyer in an article reprinted in New York Lawyer (reg. req.). Rescuers reached the crash site yesterday.

Attorney John Carr-Gregg, who is also admitted in Australia, had formerly worked as a senior associate at Allens Arthur Robinson in Australia. Owner Ken Talbot, who was also killed in the crash, was the company's largest shareholder.

Sundance has requested that Australian trading in the company's stock be suspended while the situation is sorted out. Among the advisers appointed to help new interim operational directors run the company is name partner Michael Blakiston of Blakiston & Crabb in Perth. He will also continue to serve as a legal adviser to Sundance.

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