Osama Bin Laden’s relatives killed in jet crash in Britain


SKY NEWSA private jet belonging to an aviation company owned by Osama Bin Laden’s family has crashed in the UK killing four people.

The Embraer Phenom 300 was owned by Salem Aviation, a company which is part of the 青岛商务模特 Bin Laden conglomerate based in Jeddah.

The aircraft, which was understood to be flying from Milan-Malpensa Airport in Italy to Blackbushe airfield in Hampshire, came down after overshooting the runway and clipping a fence.

According to witnesses the £7 million ($14.96 million)aircraft exploded after overshooting the runway at Blackbushe Airport on the border of Hampshire and Surrey.

The plane nosedived into a car auction killing everyone on board, there were no reports of any injuries on the ground.

The Embraer Phenom 青岛夜网论坛 jet then flipped over and landed on a number of cars in an adjacent auction site, sparking a huge blaze.

Osama Bin Laden: his family owned the plane. Picture: AP

Around 20 cars were completely destroyed.

It remained unclear whether there were any members of the Bin Laden family on board the plane which had flown to Hampshire from Milan.

Saudi Arabian media reported that Osama Bin Laden’s stepmother and sister were among the four people killed, as well as their Jordanian pilot.

The Bin Laden family are understood to have business interests in northern Italy.

If members of the Bin Laden family have been killed, this would be the third time that they have fallen victim to a plane crash.

On September 3, 1967, Mohammed bin Laden, Osama’s father, was killed when his Beechcraft 18 crashed on a landing strip near Usran in Saudi Arabia.

The tail-fin number HZ-IBN was the same as that on the Embraer which crashed in Hampshire.

It was reported that the registration was retained by the Bin Laden family after Mohammed’s death.

In 1988 Salem bin Laden, the Millfield educated half brother of Osama, died when his aircraft drifted into high-voltage power lines in San Antonio, Texas.

In a statement, an airport spokesman said: “A Phenom 300 Jet with four persons on board crashed near the end of the runway around 3.09pm while attempting to make a landing.

“The scene was attended by Blackbushe Fire and Rescue within minutes, followed by Hampshire fire, police and ambulance units.”

Acting Chief Inspector Olga Venner of Hampshire police said the pilot and three passengers had been on board.

She said: “sadly there were no survivors. no one on the ground has been injured.”

Daphne Knowles, 70, who lives close to the airfield said the aircraft sounded to be in trouble as it came in to land.

She said: “I was in a field with the cattle and I heard an aircraft coming very, very fast from behind me. The engines were screaming far too much.”

Describing the scene, another witness said: “There was a loud bang and then my son quickly came in to the auction hall where the cashiers are, saying a plane had gone down. The whole place was engulfed with very thick black smoke.

A spokesman for the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed it was “aware” of the 青岛伴游网 incident and was “making inquiries”.

The Telegraph, London

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