Family members of the late terrorist Osama Bin Laden were on board a private jet. It took a nosedive at Blackbushe Airport in the UK. The pilot along with three passengers died on the spot.
The Saudi ambassador in the UK commiserated with the extended Bin Laden family. The bodies of the deceased will go to the Saudis for burial in the desert kingdom. As for the plane, it belonged to the Bin Laden Group.
The flight was coming in from Milan, Italy. It crashed on the airport tarmac, according to BBC. Upon contact with the runway it underwent an explosion and went up in flames. It is a miracle that no one on the tarmac got hurt.
A thorough investigation got carried out to find the reasons behind the crash. A few background details on the Bin Laden Group. Osama’s father migrated to Saudi Arabia from Yemen. He headed the construction company responsible for the renovation of Saudi Arabia’s building projects.
He had many wives and at least 50 children from them. One of them was Osama who formed the Al-Qaeda network. The entire family disowned Osama after 9/11. Osama himself got killed by a Navy Seal Operation in Abbotabad a few years ago.
The plane carrying the Bin Laden family members started on its journey in a stable manner. What went wrong in the end is something we will never know. The plane does travel fast. As one spectator said in the end, it just went up in a plume of black smoke. The conflagration led to groups of people arriving from all corners.
In a statement on Twitter, the Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud 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.”
Osama may have been a terrorist and nuisance for the world at large. His extended family were a peaceful lot though. They wouldn’t harm a fly. And the death of his his stepmother and another family member in the aftermath of this plane crash is a tragedy.
One should not blame by proxy those connected to someone evil. It is possible that Osama was the black sheep of the family. The rest are not at all like him in their thinking. In fact, most of them are westernized in their outlook.
They live lifestyles of the rich and famous. In fact, they are a far cry from the word “terrorist”. Many members of his extended family have died in plane crashes though. These include his father and his father’s eldest son.
Originally posted in i4u News