Laden’s family feared dead in plane crash in Britain

London, Aug 1 (IANS) The sister and stepmother of former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden were reportedly killed when a private jet that crashed at a private airport in Britain’s Hampshire county and ploughed into a car auction centre, the media reported on Saturday.

The jet, inbound from Milan, crashed near Blackbushe Airport, Yateley, on Friday killing the pilot and all three passengers.

The Saudi ambassador to Britain, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud, offered condolences on the embassy’s official Twitter account to the Bin Laden family, The Guardian reported.

“His royal highness Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz, the ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the United Kingdom, offered his condolences to the sons of the late Mohammed bin Laden and their relations for the grave incident of the crash of the plane carrying members of the family at Balckbushe airport,” he tweeted.

The plane – an Embraer Phenom 300 – is reported to have belonged to an aviation firm owned by the Saudi-based family of the former Al Qaeda leader, who was shot dead by US forces in Pakistan in 2011.

The Saudi embassy said it was working with British authorities to investigate the incident and to ensure the speedy hand over of the bodies for funerals and burials in Saudi Arabia.

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