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Osama bin Laden relatives 'incinerated' in plane crash

By Ben Mitchell

The bodies of the relatives of Osama bin Laden were "incinerated" when the private jet they were flying in crash-landed at a car auction site, a coroner has said.

Andrew Bradley, coroner for North Hampshire, opened and adjourned an inquest at Basingstoke in to the deaths of the three members of the bin Laden family and their pilot from Jordan.

The Saudi-registered Phenom 300 jet was attempting to land at Blackbushe Airport on Friday when it crashed on to dozens of cars and burst into flames.

Mr Bradley confirmed the identities and spellings of the three members of bin Laden's family as his stepmother Raja Bashir Hashem (75), her daughter Sana bin Laden (53) and Zouheir Anuar Hashem (56). The Jordanian pilot was Mazen Salim Alqasim (58).

"The bodies were incinerated but I cannot tell you any more than that about how they died at this stage," Mr Bradley said.

The inquest was adjourned for a preliminary hearing on September 3.

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