Three members of Osama bin Laden's family were among four people killed in a small plane crash in southern England, British police said.
The plane crashed Friday at a car auction site on the property of Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire, to the west of London, Hampshire fire and rescue services said.
Three passengers and the pilot died. Among those killed were three members of bin Laden's family, described as the mother, sister and brother-in-law of the plane's owner, Hampshire police said.
Police named neither the victims nor the plane's owner. The bin Laden family members were visiting the United Kingdom on vacation, police said.
The late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden -- killed in a U.S. raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011 -- was one of dozens of children of Mohammed bin Laden. The bin Laden family is large and is spread around the world.
The UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said Friday it had sent a team to investigate the incident but declined to give further details. The team remained at the site on Saturday.
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No one on the ground was injured, police said.
The official Saudi Press Agency did not identify those on the plane but said it was a Saudi-registered Embraer 505 Phenom 300 aircraft.
Because the accident happened on British soil, the investigation will be in the hands of the AAIB.
The Saudi ambassador to Britain, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud, offered his condolences via Twitter to the family of the late Mohammed bin Laden over the crash Friday, but he did not name the victims.(CNN)
Comments - 8
LOKKA Sunday, 02 August 2015 01:26 AM
terrorists has a bad time
Kadupol Jothywansa Sunday, 02 August 2015 05:49 AM
May be BBS Secretary, Ven. Thera.... would have planned this to happen.
Peratha Rajapakshe Sunday, 02 August 2015 05:51 AM
BBS is responsible. Attention BBS Gen. Secretary who is missing in action for a long period.
Waco Sunday, 02 August 2015 06:48 AM
Please send a copy of the invetigation report to Ranil - the king Litchavi.
de silva Sunday, 02 August 2015 09:30 AM
Very strange, once the number one enemy of USA and Birtain is visiting UK.
ANTON Sunday, 02 August 2015 09:33 AM
MY GOD AND THEIR GOD IS THE SAME......... GIVES THE PROPER ANSWER.
Godaya Sunday, 02 August 2015 10:59 AM
You guys are commenting without a clue. Bin Laden family is different from Osama bin Laden. He was just one member among that huge family and he parted ways with them long time ago. Why should the family be penalised for the wrong of Osama bin Laden when they had no connection to it whatsoever?
kumara Sunday, 02 August 2015 02:49 PM
instantly i was reading this news headline as " UK PLAN...."then i show it was PLANE...
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