Crashed Jet Believed To Belong To Bin Laden's Family

Publish Date
Saturday, 1 August 2015, 12:16PM
A photo taken from above the Blackbushe Airport crash site. Photo- Sky News

A photo taken from above the Blackbushe Airport crash site. Photo- Sky News

Four people have been killed when a private jet owned by Osama Bin Laden's family crashed in a fireball after overshooting a runway while trying to land outside London.

The £7million Embraer Phenom 300 was owned by Salem Aviation in Jeddah, which is controlled by the dead terrorist's family.

The Brazilian-built aircraft exploded after ploughing into a carpark killing the pilot and three passengers - believed to be members of the Bin Laden family.

The jet was completely destroyed after it overshot the runway while trying to land at the Blackbushe Airport on the Hampshire-Surrey border.

Emergency services raced to the scene shortly after 3pm when the aircraft crashed into an overflow car park attached to the British Car Auction.

Osama Bin Laden's father Mohammed originally registered the tail number of the aircraft involved in today's crash in the 1960s.

The Saudi Red Sea trading port of Jeddah is the business HQ for the construction family's fabulously successful Saudi BinLadin Group (SBG).

The Bin Ladens made their money by gaining exclusive rights to all religious building projects under Saudi control in Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem, Mohammed Bin Laden then branched out into lucrative civil projects.

More than a dozen Bin Laden brothers and half-brothers sit on the SBG board and help to run its operations from regional HQs across the Middle East.

SBG is estimated to be worth many billions of pounds.

Source- NZ Herald