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Four killed as plane crashes into BCA Blackbushe site

A private jet crashed into the compound of BCA's Blackbushe motor auction on Friday, killing four people.

The Saudi-registered jet was attempting to land at neighbouring Blackbushe Airport but overshot and exploded as it hit BCA's compound, killing the four people on board and destroying a number of cars being stored.

Staff and customers at the BCA site were evacuated from the area while emergency services brought the resultant fire under control.

The four dead were the pilot and three members of a family, which media reports suggest may have been linked to the Bin Laden family.

At least 20 cars in the compound are believed to have been destroyed by the fire, and at least one BCA employee was treated for shock.

A police and Air Accident Investigation Bureau inquiry is under way.


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