Two members of the family of Osama bin Laden were reportedly killed in a plane crash in England Friday.
The Phenom 300 jet crashed at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire, about 40 miles southwest of London, at around 3:09 p.m. (10:09 a.m. ET) while attempting to land, the airport said in a statement.
All four aboard were killed, a Hampshire police spokesman said. A bin Laden family friend told NBC News that the victims include Rajaa Hashim, stepmother of Osama bin Laden; Sana bin Laden, Osama bin Laden’s half-sister; and her husband, Zuhair Hashim.
Acting chief inspector Olga Venner, of Hampshire police, speaking from the scene, said: “We can confirm that there were four people on board, including the pilot.
“Sadly, there were no survivors. No one on the ground has been injured and we would urge anyone with any information, including pictures or videos, to contact 101.”
Venner said police have launched a joint investigation with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).
The airport’s 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,” he said.
“The scene was attended by Blackbushe fire and rescue within minutes, followed by Hampshire fire, police and ambulance units. Emergency services are currently controlling the scene.”
The Saudi Embassy in the United Kingdom said in a post on Twitter Friday that Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf offered his condolences to the bin Laden family. The Saudi government said the jet was a Saudi-registered aircraft.
The tweet read: “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.”
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