Pictured: Osama bin Laden’s sister who died alongside his stepmother when their £7million private jet exploded after overshooting runway and crashing into car auction in Hampshire
Plane overshot the runway at Blackbushe Airport on Hampshire border
The £7m jet crashed into a carpark and exploded after hitting the ground
Rajaa Hashim, Osama’s stepmother, named among those killed yesterday
Sana bin Laden, Osama’s half-sister, and husband Zuhair Hashim, Osama’s brother-in-law also named as being killed by family friend
Other fatality confirmed as Mazen Al Doaja, the family’s Jordanian pilot
Osama bin Laden’s stepmother, half-sister and brother-in-law died after a private jet owned by the family exploded into a fireball after overshooting a runway while trying to land outside London.
Hampshire police confirmed the dead terrorist’s stepmother Rajaa Hashim, his sister, Sana bin Laden, and his brother-in-law, Zuhair Hashim, were all killed.
The plane’s Jordanian pilot also died in the crash.
Killed: This image, which has been widely circulated online, is believed to show Sana bin Laden, the half-sister of Osama, sitting on a plane. She is thought to have died in a airplane crash in Hampshire yesterday
A police spokesman said: ‘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 Saudi ambassador to the UK offered his condolences to the Bin Laden family, who own a major construction company in Saudi Arabia.
The statement said: ‘His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud … has paid his condolences to the family and relatives of Mohammed bin Laden at Blackbushe Airport in Britain for the great loss they have suffered as a result of the crash of the plane that was carrying the family.’
A further statement said the embassy would work with the British authorities to ensure a quick repatriation of the bodies for burial.
The plane had flown in from Malpensa Airport in Milan to the airfield.
Bin Laden, who claimed responsibility for the September 11 2001 attacks in the United States, is believed to have had more than 50 brothers and sisters and many stepmothers.
His billionaire father Mohammed founded the Binladen Group, a sprawling construction conglomerate awarded many major building contracts in the Sunni kingdom. He died in a plane crash in Saudi Arabia in 1967.
The Bin Laden family disowned Osama in 1994 when Saudi Arabia stripped him of his citizenship because of his militant activities.
The al Qaida leader was killed by US special forces in Pakistan in 2011.
She was killed alongside their Jordanian pilot, Mazen Al Doaja, when their £7million Embraer Phenom 300 jet overshot the runway at Blackbushe airport yesterday afternoon.
Sana was known amongst Saudis as ‘Mother of Orphans’, a sign of high esteem in Arab societies.
She was a renowned philanthropist with an active role in supporting orphanages and sponsoring orphans in Saudi. She was the sister of the renowned businessman Saad bin Laden.
Despite her wealth, she lived in a humble apartment and didn’t have any house help.
Well wishes have taken to Twitter today to pay their respects. FatmaAlkheliwi wrote: May God rest Umm Saad’s (Mother of Saad) soul in peace.
‘I learned a lot from her and was witness to many great acts of philanthropy on her part.’
Fahdabntsaud wrote: ‘May she rest in peace. We will miss you. We will all die one day, but the tragedy of your demise will not be forgotten by those who loved you and those to whom you dedicated your time and efforts.’
Almansour Mousa added: ‘A noble, charitable lady known for her goodness and generosity especially towards orphans.’
Her husband, Dr. Zuhair Hashim was an architect and a scientific researcher and writer.
The aircraft was owned by Salem Aviation, based in Jeddah, which is controlled by Osama bin Laden’s family.
The jet was completely destroyed after it overshot the runway while trying to land at the Blackbushe Airport on the Hampshire-Surrey border.
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