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England

Plane that 'belongs to Bin Laden family' crashes killing four people

It is being reported that Osama bin Laden’s sister and step mother are among those killed.

Updated 08.30

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A PLANE BELIEVED to have belonged to the Bin Laden family has crashed killing four people.

The incident happened near Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire in the UK. The Saudi Arabian embassy in the UK has issued a statement on Twitter offering condolences to the Bin Laden family, without confirming identities.

The incident happened shortly after 3pm yesterday afternoon.

Andrew Thomas who was paying for a car at the time, told reporters the plane had “nosedived into the cars”.

The plane had been arriving from Milan, Italy.

The Guardian is reporting that those killed in the incident include the sister and step mother of Osama bin Laden.

Hampshire Police have confirmed that there were four people on board the flight including the pilot and that no individuals were hurt on the ground.

First published 31/08/2015

With additional reporting by Michael Sheils McNamee 

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