Australian investigators hope to recover seaplane this week Jan 03, 2018 0 42 12345 AFPSydneyAccident investigators hope this week to raise a seaplane which crashed into an Australian river with the death of six people, including a high-profile British chief executive.Richard Cousins, the boss of catering giant Compass, his sons Edward and William, fiancee Emma Bowden and her daughter Heather Bowden-Page were killed in the accident on the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney on New Year's Eve. Pilot Gareth Morgan also died.Nat Nagy, executive director of transport safety for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, said the investigation would cover the plane's maintenance record as well as its components and any recordings of the flight."So that could involve avionics or instruments that are attached to the aeroplane, but also things like mobile phones, iPads, GoPros that we will be able to recover data from," Nagy said, announcing the intention to recover the DHC-2 Beaver Seaplane this week.A preliminary report is expected in a month.Witnesses on a nearby houseboat told national broadcaster ABC how they dived into the river, which was covered with aviation fuel, in an attempted rescue. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES S Korea proposes high-level talks after Kim's overture Jan 03, 2018 0 381 Boko Haram leader appears in video amid surge in attacks Jan 03, 2018 0 54 US, Britain warn S Sudan rivals over ceasefire violations Jan 03, 2018 0 39 Catholic Church condemns DR Congo's 'barbaric' crackdown; death toll hits 12 AFP Kinshasa The death toll from a crackdown on New Year's Eve demonstrations in Democratic Republic of Congo rose to 12, protestors said on Tuesday, as the country's powerful Catholic Church condemned what it .. Gunmen kill 14 churchgoers in Nigeria River State shooting AFP Warri Gunmen killed at least 14 churchgoers returning from a midnight service on Monday in Nigeria's Rivers State, a police source told AFP, the latest violence to hit the oil-rich region. "The gunmen opened fire .. Two climbers die in fall on S Africa's Table Mountain Johannesburg Two climbers were killed abseiling on Cape Town's Table Mountain on New Year's Day, with hundreds of tourists stranded on the summit for hours during the rescue effort, South African officials .. Museveni signs bill removing Uganda presidential age limit Kampala Uganda's Yoweri Museveni has signed into law a bill removing presidential age limits, a spokesman said Tuesday, clearing the way for the 73-year-old's expected sixth run at the presidency in 2021. The .. Trump eyes potential talks, claims 'sanctions beginning to have impact' WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said possible talks between North Korea and South Korea held mixed potential, while sanctions were beginning to take a toll on Pyongyang amid tensions over its nuclear and .. Internet restored after deadly protests Kinshasa Internet was restored in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday after the government cut services for three days on the eve of protests against the president, AFP reporters said. The Congolese minister for ..