Bin Laden family members killed in UK jet crash
A private jet carrying members of Saudi Arabia’s Bin Laden family crashed in the UK on Friday, killing four people on board
A private jet carrying members of Saudi Arabia’s Bin Laden family crashed in southern England on Friday, 31 July, 2015, killing four people on board, according to UK media reports.
The aircraft crashed near to Blackbushe Airport killing the pilot, named by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service as Mazen Al Doaja, and all three passengers on board, according to BBC news reports.
A Hampshire Constabulary press release stated: “We do believe three of the deceased to be the mother, sister, and brother-in-law of the owner of the aircraft, all of whom are from the Bin Laden family, but formal post-mortem examinations are ongoing.
“They were Saudi Arabian nationals, and visiting the UK on vacation,” the release added.
The Bin Laden family heads KSA-based contractor Saudi BinLadin Group (SBG), as well as numerous other business interests in the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Britain, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud, offered condolences through the KSA embassy’s official Twitter account.
“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 Blackbushe airport,” the tweet stated.
Neither Hampshire Constabulary nor the Bin Laden family will be issuing any further comment at this time, according to a police statement published on Saturday 1, August, 2015.