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01.06.2010*/UK/Argyll/Loch Long - The pilot was forced to ditch the Robinson R44 into the waters. No injuries.

02.06.2010*/US/CA/ near San Diego/Gillespie Field (KSEE) - The SportCruiser plane (N334BB) crashed into the San Diego Trolley lines in the northbound lanes of Cuyamaca Street at the west end of the runway of Gillespie Field, while trying to return to the airport after having trouble with the canopy of the aircraft. The pilot received minor injuries.
                    */France/Corse Island/Figari South Corsica Airport (LFKF) - A Cessna T210L Turbo Centurion plane (D-EEXG) made a belly landing due to a landing gear malfunktion.
                    */US/WA/Spokane Valley/Felts Field Airport (KSFF) - A training Robinson R22 Beta II helicopter (N522SA) crashed on approach
killing the student pilot.
                   
*/India/AP/Anakapalle - The Indian Navy HAL SA 316B Chetak helicopter (IN468) crashed into a river Sarada near Anakapalle, about 50 kilometres from Vizag (Visakhapatnam), Andhra Pradesh, after an engine failure and clipping some powerlines. One person has died and three were injured.

03.06.2010
*/US/TX/Humble - A Cessna 180 Skywagon plane (N154JD) ran out of fuel and clipped a tree, skimmed the top of a house and came to rest in the back yard of the residence. The pilot walked away with only a broken nose and some facial scrapes.
                   
*/US/UT/Draper - A man was sent to a hospital with minor injuries after crashing his hang glider into a hill near the Draper Flight park Thursday.
                    */US/OH/Port Clinton/ near Erie-Ottawa Reg. Airport - The Mooney M20M / 257 TLS Bravo plane (N1054B) crashed in a wooded area north of Ohio 2. Both occupants survived.
One of them received minor injuries.
                   
*/Brazil/RS/Tres Forquilhas - The Inpaer Conquest Excel ultralight (PU-CEP) crashed en route to an airshow at Torres after engine lost power. The male pilot (49) and the female passenger (38) died.

04.06.2010
*/Afghanistan/Sharana AB - The National Air Cargo C-130 Hercules plane (S9-BAT), leased from Transafrik, made a hard landing and sustained substantial damage. The airplane came to rest beside the runway. The number 4 propeller separated from the engine and the undercarriage was pushed up into the wheel wells.

05.06.2010*/Switzerland/VS/Gde Zermatt/Monte Rosa Hutte - The Air Zermatt Aerospatiale SA 315B Lama cargo helicopter (HB-XND) clipped a building and crashed on landing injuring seriously the pilot.
                   
*/US/NY/Bohemia/about a half mile from a runway at Long Island MacArthur Airport - A Beechcraft Musketeer plane practicing landings crashed into an unoccupied commercial building Saturday and burst into flames, injuring a student pilot and a flight instructor.
                   
*/US/OH/Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport - The single-engine 2003 Mooney M20M plane carried two men crashed on landing injuring the passenger (43).

06.06.2010
*/Mexico/Atizapan - A Bell-206 helicopter crashed injuring the 3 crew members.

07.06.2010
*/US/FL/Pasco County/New Port Richey - An experimental plane clipped a tree and crashed on landing. The pilot suffered a non-serious head injury.
                   
*/US/AR/near Knobel - The Air Tractor AT-602 (N4184P) crashed east of Clay County Road 250 near Knobel when spraying a rice field. The pilot was killed.
                   
*/UK/Leeds Bradford International Airport (EGNM) - The Cessna 525 Citation plane (N646VP) aborted take off with fire in one engine and crashed into trees near boundary fence.

08.06.2010*/US/DC/Washington-Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA/KDCA) - The 1940s-era Boeing Stearman PT17 biplane (N52652),  featured in the film, "Legends of Flight," flipped on its back as it touched down.

09.06.2010*/Russian Federation/ Primorskiy kray/ Kirovskiy - A hang-glider crashed killing a man.
                   
*/New Zealand/Opunake -  A microlight plane crashed on approach injuring slightly the pilot.
                   
*/Austria/Kalwang-Mautern - A PZL Bielsko SZD-59 Akro glider (OE-5586) crashed killing the pilot.

10.06.2010*/Czech Republic/Znojmo/Polanka-Jamolice - An agricultural Zlin Z-37 Cmelak plane crashed on takeoff injuring the pilot.
                   
*/Slovakia/Sobrance/Yasenov - An agricultural Zlin Z-37 Cmelak plane crashed in a field killing 1, injuring 2 people on board.
                    */US/NAS Kingsville - A U.S. Navy
T-45C Goshawk training jet (163653) assigned to Training Air Wing 2 ran off the end of the runway at Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas, at approximately 10:00 a.m. June 10. The pilot ejected safely and was evaluated by the NAS Kingsville Branch Health Clinic and taken to Christus Spohn Hospital-Kleberg for treatment of minor injuries.
                    */US/CA/LA/Ontario International Airport (KONT) - A Piper PA-46-310P Malibu plane (N121HJ) crashed in a field east of Heaven Avenue.
The two occupants escaped with minor injuries.
                   
*/Russia/Moscow/Kubinka AB - A Su-2BM of the "Russian Knights" group, registered 25,  overran the wet runway on landing and collapsed the nose landing gear.
                    */Peru/Puno region/Sandia - A
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan plane (OB-1922P), operated by "Aerodiana", transporting 7 tourists and 2 crew members went missing after flying over the Nasca Lines in Peru. Peruvian police is currrently working on the hypothesis that the plane has been hijacked by a gang of drug traffickers, which may have forced the pilot to take them somewhere in the jungle of Brazil or Bolivia. The presumed pirats hired the plane using false ID cards, allegedly for flying over Nasca Lines.

11.06.2010*/US/TX/Port O'Connor - All three people on a transport helicopter that had mechanical trouble survived a controlled landing in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas.
                    */Czech Republic/Hradec Kralove airfield - A Piper PA-23 Aztec plane (OK-EKU) landed with no retracted nose landing gear.
                    */San Marino/Torraccia di Domagnano - A Cessna-172L plane (I-SVFD) overran the runway on landing and crashed into an embankment in a cornfield, then caught fire.

12.06.2010*/Belgium/Weelde Airfield (EBWE) - A Eiriavion PIK-20D glider (OO-YEB) crashed on takeoff killing the pilot.
                   
*/US/KY/Taylor County/Campbellsville - A small plane crashed on takeoff injuring the 2 occupants.
                   
*/Russia/Rostov region/Tsimlyanskoye - An agricultural CB-32 ultralight plane crashed killing the pilot.
                   
*/Russia/Stavropol'/Sovetskoye - A private agricultural Mi-2 helicopter crashed in field injuring seriously the pilot.

                   
*/Venezuela/Guarenas area/Puerta del Este - A PZL-Mielec M-28 Skytruck military transport plane, registered EV-0063, went missing on a flight from Valle de la Pascua Airport (VDP) to Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda AB, Venezuela. Three crew members are on board. The airplane departed Valle de Pascua at 06:46 with an estimted time of arrival at La Carlota of 07:35. Last contact with the flight was at 07:22. It was flying at an altitude of 7000 feet at the time. The airplane's wreckage was located at 17:00, June 13. There is no a hope for any survivers.

13.06.2010*/US/AR/Howard County/ 7 miles SW of Umpire - A Piper PA-28-181 Archer II plane (N6076H) crashed killing the 4 occupants.
                   
*/US/IL/Colombia - A powered parachute crashed while landing on a road and struck a pickup truck. The man on the aircraft was killed.
                   
*/South Africa/Lanseria Airport (FALA) - The Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II plane (ZS-ZOC) carrying 13 passengers and 2 crew members made a belly landing due to a landing geaar malfunction. According to several medias journalists of Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television were on board..The plane was operated by Western Cape Ferries.
                    */US/NC/Wilmington/Veterans Park - An ultralight plane (N39D) crashed
injuring the pilot.
                   
*/Germany/ 50 kms SE of Stuttgart/ Neidlingen - The HOAC HK36R Super Dimona motor glider (D-KHRA) crashed in a wooded area killing the 2 occupants.
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The crashed Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Quintana Roo state, Mexico (Photo: Sipse.com)
Mexico plane crash kills 9 from election campaign
13.06.2010//around 23:00 GMT
Mexico/Quintana Roo state/Felipe Carillo Puerto
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan plane, registered XA-TWK and operated by Servicios Aereos Milenio crashed in the Yucatan jungle, killing all nine people aboard, including seven members of a gubernatorial candidate's campaign. The Cessna Caravan crashed Sunday evening just outside Felipe Carillo Puerto, south of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula.There were no survivors. Seven of the dead were members of Roberto Borge Angulo's campaign for governor of Quintana Roo. The two pilots also died. Borge was not on the plane.

Crew and passengers on board:
Salvador Aguilar - pilot, Carlos Garcia Bracamontes - copilot, Fernando Marchan, Oscar Esquivel, Jesus Garmendia, Mauri Magana, Daniel Pacheco, Katy Rodriguez and Abundio Puc Chuc.
14.06.2001*/Australia/VIC/near Koo Wee Rup/ Tooradin Airport - A light plane, with two aboard was forced to land in a paddock north of the Tooradin Airport. No injuries.
                    */Australia/VIC/Carrum Downs - A Piper Navajo plane crashed through fences and skidded to a halt in a paddock in sight of one of Melbourne's busiest tollways.
                    */Netherlands/near Nieuwediep - A Schleicher ASW 20 BL glider (PH-1435) made a forced landing in a field, about 4km of Veendam gliderfield and came to rest in a ditch after it clipped some  wires. The tail section broke off and also one wing was badly damaged.
                    */US/TX/Williamson County/Liberty Hill - A small plane (N47629) made an emergency landing in a corn field and was substantially damaged. No injuries.
                    */Chile/San Rafael/Los Andes Airport (LOB/SCAN) - A Piper PA-38 Tomahawk plane (CC-CZD) crashed
injuring the pilot.

15.06.2010
*/US/MN/Minneapolis International Airport - 47-year-old Jesse Stygar of Rosemount was killed this morning while working on an aircraft.
                    */Canada/SK/Nipawin - A crop-duster crashed into trees
injuring the pilot.
                   
*/India/Halwara - A MiG-21 fighter jet crashed. The pilot ejected safely.
                    */Germany/Herzogenaurach Airport (EDQH) - A Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee F plane (D-EFSO) overran the runway on landing and came to rest into a ditch.
The two on board (55/71) received minor injuries.

16.06.2010
*/US/WA/Bremerton National Airport - A Beechcraft Bonanza crash-landed due to a landing gear malfunction.
                     */US/IA/Sioux City - No one was injured when a twin-engine Piper Cheyenne with three people on board made a belly landing at the Sioux Gateway Airport.
                     */Canada/Ottawa International Airport - A Trans States Airlines Embraer-145 regional jet operated as United Express flight 8050 (N847HK), overran runway 25 while landing at Ottawa International Airport. The plane's nose wheel collapsed. On board were 36 occupants and
3 of them were slightly injured.
                    
*/Poland/Mielec Airfield - The PZL M-26-01 Iskierka light plane (SP-DIF) crash-landed injuring slightly the pilot.

17.06.2010
*/US/MN/Rochester Airport - A Piper PA-23 plane (N7SE) crashed in a wooded area killing 2 men and a woman.
                    
*/Thailand/Kanchanaburi - Royal Thai Air Force CT-4E Air Trainer plane crash-landed and flipped over on a rice field injuring the 2 pilots.
                    
*/Myanmar/Shan state/Pindaya Township - Myanmar Air Force Mi-2 helicopter crashed due to bad weather killing 4 people, injuring 1.
                    
*/US/KY/Mayfield-Graves County Airport - A crop-dusting plane crash-landed during test flight injuring the pilot.
                    
*/Russia/Ufa - An Aeroflot A-320 passenger plane struck a deer on landing. Its right hand landing gear was damaged.

18.06.2010*/Gernany/Egelsbach - The Aquila A210 light plane crashed in a field killing 1, injuring 1.
                     */US/NJ/Bedminster - The single-engine Siai Marchetti F260 plane made a belly landing due to a landing gear malfunction.
                     */US/AL/Florala airport - The 1947 North American Navion, registered to Wayne Whitaker of Lynn Haven, Fla., lost engine power as it was attempting to take off. The aircraft had cleared the end of the runway, them came down, damaging its propeller and landing gear.
                     */Peru/Chiclayo - A Peruvian Air Force
Dassault Falcon 200 plane  with 4 occupants made a forced landing on an unpopulated area and was damaged.

19.06.2010*/US/MA/Plymouth - Three people suffered minor injuries after a small Cessna plane got stuck in tree near a Massachusetts airport.
                     */US/FL/Palm Beach Gardens - A training Robinson R-22 helicopter crashed and was damaged beyond repair.
                     */US/NY/Penn Yan - A 1910 Glenn Curtiss single-engine biplane crashed into a farm field about a quarter-mile from the Penn Yan airport.
The pilot was hurt.
                    
*/US/OR/Hillsboro - Two men escaped unharmed from a Robinson R-22 helicopter that made a hard landing near the Hillsboro Airport Friday night.
                     */Germany/Berlin-Schonefeld Airport (SXF) - A
Douglas DC-3C airplane, registered D-CXXX, sustained substantial damage in a forced landing near Berlin-Schonefeld Airport (SXF), Germany. The airplane, operated by Air Service Berlin had just departed on a 35-minute sightseeing flight over Berlin when the left hand engine lost power. The pilot made a left hand turn but the airplane descended. On board were 28 occupants  and 7 of them received minor injuries.
                    
*/US/ID/May - An experimental plane crashed on landing killing the pilot.
                    
*/US/AZ/Seligman - A Beech Bonanza plane crashed atop a mountain about 8 miles from Seligman killing the pilot.
According to some websites this picture shows the helicopter's wreckage.
Helicopter crash kills 11 soldiers in northern Mexico

19.06.2010/ 03:40 GMT
Mexico/ Durango/ San Miguel del Alto

Eleven Mexican soldiers have died
in the crash of a military Bell-412 helicopter carrying troops for anti-drug missions.
Mexico's Defense Department says preliminary evidence suggests the crash was caused by bad weather in the northern state of Durango. It said Saturday the Bell helicopter, registered
1208 went down late Friday (22:40 l.t.) in a mountainous area of the state.
Five officers and six enlisted men were flying out of a base in Badiraguato, a township in neighboring Sinaloa state where fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is reportedly active.
20.06.2010*/US/FL/Volusia County/Port Orange - A small plane made a belly landing due to a landing gear malfunction.
                    */US/CO/Boulder County/Longmont - A small plane crashed in a field
injuring slightly the pilot.
                    */US/TX/Wise County/Fort Worth/Decatur - Gusty winds caused an ultralight airplane to crash
injuring seriously the pilot.
                   
*/Brazil/Marica/Praia de Itaipuaca - An ultralight airplane plunged into water, the pilot was rescued.
                    */US/OH/Sippo Lake Park - A Taylorcraft L2 Grasshopper plane (N61720) made an emergency landing due to engine problems.
The pilot was injured.
                   
*/US/AK/Unalaska - A Robinson R-44 helicopter (N333DV) crashed on takeoff killing the pilot.

21.06.2010*/DR of Congo/Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA) - A Hewa Bora McDonnell Douglas MD-82, registration 9Q-COQ performing flight EO-601 from Kinshasa N'Djili to Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo) with 101 people on board, burst a tyre on takeoff from N'Djili Airport, debris damaged a hydraulic system and left hand engine. The crew decided to return to the airport, but could not lower the nose gear anymore causing the airplane to veer right off the landing runway 06 after touch down. No injuries.

                    */Afghanistan/Kandahar -
Three members of the Australian Army's Special Task Force and one American serviceman (Sgt. Brandon Silk - a Black Hawk helicopter crew chief), have died in a helecopter crash in Northern Afghanistan. The Australians: Private Benjamin Chuck, 27, Private Timothy Aplin, 38, and Private Scott Palmer, 27, died when the helicopter they were on crashed on its way to a mission south of the Australian base at Tarin Kowt. Seven other occupants have been hurt,  three of them seriously when the helicopter came down. All seven Australian soldiers injured in a helicopter crash have been transferred to Germany for further medical treatment.

22.06.2010*/US/VA/Louisa County/Gum Spring - An Aeronca 11AC plane (N86300) crashed injuring the pilot.
          
         */US/RI/Warwick/T.F. Green Airport (PVD/KPVD) - The US Airways Express Flight 3315 to Philadelphia was pulling away from the gate when it hit a larger US Airways plane. The US Airways Express plane's wing was damaged, so the flight was canceled and passengers were transferred to other flights. No injuries.

23.06.2010*/Canada/Quebec City - A Beechcraft A100 King Air plane, operated by Aeropro,  has crashed into a residential backyard in Quebec City, killing all seven people aboard. The pilot reported an engine failure shortly before the plane went down.
                    */Russia/Moscow/Kotelniki - Kamov OKB
Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka helicopter made a hard landing injuring the 2 occupants.
                   
*/US/UT/Richfield airport - A 74-year-old Monroe man was in stable condition after crashing his experimental plane.
                    */US/WA/South Kitsap - A de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 plane, registered N6540C, made an emergency landing in a field
injuring slightly the pilot.
                   
*/Guatemala/Puerto Barrios Airport (PBR/MGPB) - A Piper PA-31-350 plane (N430AL) crashed on takeoff during a test-flight. The 2 occupants were killed.

24.06.2010*/US/CO/Grand Junction - A Hiller UH-12E helicopter (N9754C) flipped onto it's side on takeoff. No injuries.
                    */Indonesia/ Bali/ I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport - A military 
KT-1 Woong Bee exercise plane (LD-0102) crashed and burned on landing. The pilots ejected safely.
                    */US/AR/Ashdown - A small plane has crashed into a mobile home in Little River County near Ashdown.
Only minor injuries are reported.

25.06.2010
*/Australia/NSW/Coffs Harbour Airport (YCFS) - The pilot of a  Cessna aborted takeoff and  the nose wheel collapsed. The 5 occupants received minor injuries.
                   
*/Austria/St Michael - A light aircraft (D-MKSN) struck power lines on approach, crashed and caught fire injuring seriously the pilot (73).
                   
*/US/NE/Fremont - A crop duster came down, it hit a fence and damaged a tool shed injuring the pilot (45).
                   
*/US/NY/Robert Moses State Park - A small plane made a dramatic emergency landing injuring slightly the pilot.
                   
*/US/FL/Levy County/Dunnellon - A 2008 Luscombe single-engine four-seater plane made an emergency landing in field.

26.06.2010*/US/UT/South Valley Regional Airport (KU42) - A Imco Callair A-9B plane (N7700V), pulling a banner,  crashed on takeoff and burst into flames killing the pilot.
                    
*/Germany/Stegaurach - A Schleicher ASK-13 glider (D-0646) hit a building and crashed during forced landing in a meadow. The pilot (21) slightly injured.
                    
*/US/CA/Moreno Valley - A private plane crash landed Saturday in a field in Moreno Valley when it ran out of fuel. One passenger suffered minor scratches.
                    
*/US/CT/Ellington Airport - Two men have been injured in a skydiving accident. Their parachute spinning before the skydivers went down in trees  and had a hard landing.
                     */US/IL/Cahokia/St. Louis Downtown Airport (KCPS) - A Cessna 180K Skywagon plane (N2785K) crash-landed due to a left landing gear malfunction.
                     */US/IN/Eagle Creek Airport (KEYE) - A vintage 1942 WWII Trainer biplane crash landed at Eagle Creek Airpark as it returned from an air show appearance.
                     */US/CO/Denver/Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport - A
P2-Neptune tanker plane crashed through a fence at airport and the engine caught on fire. No injuries.

27.06.2010*/Russia/ province of Nizhny Novgorod/ Voskresenskoye - An-2 plane made an emergency landing in the waters of Varnavka river.
                     */US/FL/Punta Gorda/Charlotte County Airport (KPGD) - A homemade plane (N363SX) flipped over on landing due to problems with the left main landing gear.
                     */US/MN/Cushing/Lake Alexander - A Cessna 175 Skylark floatplane (N7691M) flipped over on takeoff due to a gust of wind and sunk.
One man slightly injured.
                    
*/US/AK/Kukaklek Lake - A De Havilland Beaver operated by Katmai-based Royal Wolf Lodge was leaving Kukaklek Lake but failed to get sufficiently airborne and crashed into the shoreline. Three people on the plane were treated and released with minor injuries.
                     */Russia/ Khabarovsk - A
Mi-8 helicopter crashed on takeoff due to a tail propeller malfunction. The air mechanic  received minor injuries.

28.06.2010
*/US/TX/Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (KFTW) - The nosewheel of the Beechcraft 200 Super King Air collapsed when landing. No injuries.
                     */US/AZ/Camp Verde - A homemade airplane (N707BD) crashed
injuring the 80-year-old pilot.
                    
*/US/MA/Great Barrington's airport - A 1978 Piper 28-181 crashed injuring the 2 occupants.
                    
*/Tanzania/Tanga - A Tanzania Peoples Defence Forces (TPDF) pilot and his trainee died yesterday after their Shenyang FT-5 (JJ-5) plane crash-landed on the Segera-Chalinze highway, narrowly avoiding head-on collisions with a bus and a truck carrying 23 foreign tourist.

29.06.2010*/Sweden/Jonkoping-Axamo Airport (ESGJ) - A training Schweizer 269C (300C) helicopter crashed on landing  injuring the 2 occupants.

30.06.2010
*/Germany/Wiesbaden - US army Beechcraft RC-12K Huron made a forced landing in a cornfield between Autobahn 66 and Erbenheim suburb of Wiesbaden.
Both occupants received minor injuries.
                   
*/Austria/Punitz - Austrian Air Force Pilatus PC-7 collapsed the nose gear on landing.
                    */US/AK/Iliamna - a Cessna 206 floatplane operated by Anchorage-based Rust's Flying Service lost engine power after a trip to the Brooks Falls area, a popular bear-viewing spot in Katmai. The pilot was able to touch down on land about 15 miles west-southwest of Iliamna but the plane rolled over. One of five passengers had a superficial cut and was treated at an Anchorage hospital.
                    */Australia/QLD/Warwick - Air Gold Coast Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG plane (VH-OUA) struck a car while was taxiing and the right hand wing sufferred severed damage to entire wing.
No survivors on Australian miners' plane crash

19.06.2010/09:00 GMT
Congo/Dima/Avima Range
Australian mining magnate Ken Talbot and five other Australian mining executives are among 11 people reported to have died after their aircraft went missing over West Africa.
Executives from three Australian mining companies Gindalbie, Sundance Resources and Western Areas including Mr Talbot, a Sundance director and one of Australias richest men, went missing on a flight from Cameroon to the Congo Republic.
The plane, a CASA C-212 twin turboprop, was en route from the Cameroon capital of Yaounde to Yangadou in the Republic of Congo on Saturday when contact was lost.
The aircraft had been chartered by Western Australian-based mining company Sundance Resources for a tour of its Mbalam iron ore project in northwest Congo-Brazzaville.
Six Australians, two British, two French and one US national were on the twin turboprop CASA-212 plane. The crashed plane, a twin-engine
CASA 212-300, operated by charter company Aero-Service, has one of the world's worst safety records, with 76 of about 600 built crashing. Registered TN-AFD, the charter plane was built in 1990 and was the 398th off the production line.
Geoff Wedlock, chairman of Gindalbie and Sundance, four other Sundance directors, and Craig Oliver, chief financial officer of Western Areas, were among those missing.
Sundance asked the Australian Stock Exchange to suspend trading in its shares on Monday.
The Sundance board had travelled to Cameroon to conclude negotiations over the mining lease at its Mbalam deposits, which straddle the border between Cameroon and Congo. The project is worth billions of dollars over its 25 year lifespan.
Sundance has a 90 per cent stake in Cameroon Iron Ore Company (Camiron S.A.) which owns more than 1,000 square miles of fields with estimated reserves of 2.2 million tons of mineral resources.
Brisbane-based Mr Talbot, 59, one of Australia's best known mining identities, made his fortune in coal mining in Queensland.
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