Thursday, December 8, 2016

Bin Laden’s Family Private Jet That Killed Three Of His Family Was Actually Driven Too Fast

A private jet that crashed in Surrey killing three members of Osama bin Laden's family, landed too far down the runway because it was travelling too fast, accident investigators concluded.

The Saudi-registered Phenom 300 jet smashed into an earth bank at the end of the runway at Blackbushe Airport on July 31 last year before becoming airborne and colliding with several parked cars.

The occupants survived the impacts but died from the effects of a fire, which began after the wing separated from the fuselage, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said.

The jet was travelling 40 per cent faster than the recommended speed when it came in to land, the investigation found.

The report found that the pilot's ability to adapt and take on new information as he was landing was impeded due to a 'very high workload situation'.

All three passengers were members of bin Laden's family - his stepmother, Raja Bashir Hashem, 75, her daughter, Sana bin Laden, 53, and another relative, Zouheir Anuar Hashem, 56.

The Jordanian pilot was 58-year-old Mazen Salim Alqasim.

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