Catastrophic accident or foul-play? You decide.
(21st Century Wire) The Saudi-registered Embraer Phenom 300 private jet carrying Osama bin Laden’s stepmother, half-sister and her husband crashed into a number of vehicles parked at a car auction site adjacent to Blackbusche Airport in Surrey, England killing all on board.
The jet was a regular visitor to the airport, coming to-and-fro a number of times in recent months. It was also fitted with a highly sophisticated, ‘fly-by-wire’ flight guidance system, which is synonymous with Boeing Uninterruptable Autopilot system (remote control) – a piece of technology which is standard on most airliners but not revealed to the public. The airport’s runway is also equipped with with precision approach pathway indicators, which tell the pilot if they are coming in either too high, or too low.
Pilot and flight instructor Simon Moores, who is also a regular at Blackbusche Airport remarked, “It doesn’t make sense to me as an ordinary pilot why something that advanced and easy to fly would bury itself in the auction ground at the end of such a long runway.”
One local resident and witness said ‘It was too high as it was coming in to land and didn’t touch the runway’.
Another, a customer of the auction, said that there was an announcement to evacuate the area and then the crash occurred.
A former air accident investigator has said that ‘it may have been a problem with the brakes’.
Geoff Pierce, an aviation enthusiast was visiting the airport when the accident happened and said that ‘the plane did not seem to make a normal approach and appeared to be going at high speed’.
Daphne Knowles, another local witness, said ‘I was in a field with the cattle and I heard an aircraft coming very, very fast from behind me. The engines were screaming far too much’.
The jet left Blackbushe for Milan’s Malpensa airport at around 10am. It then returned to Blackbusche a few hours later when it crashed at 3pm. Therefore, something must have happened to the jet either on the ground in Milan, or in the air on the return flight.
This may very well be an accident where something went disastrously wrong. However, there is reason for alarm considering the details discussed above regarding the frequency of the flights and the application of multiple, sophisticated flight guidance systems.
With recent exposè of the ability of someone to successfully hack into a car, it not beyond the realms of possibility that someone was able to hack into this aircraft and wreak havoc with its guidance systems.
Assuming, for a moment, that foul-play was involved, the bin Laden family is incredibly wealthy and owns a large construction conglomerate. Perhaps this could have been a corporate hit. Saudi Arabia, the business home of the bin Laden’s, is known for problems with corporate corruption and scandals.
It is unlikely that this had anything to do with 9/11, as it is also incredibly unlikely that Osama bin Laden had anything to do with 9/11 considering he was meeting with CIA agents in the July prior to the event. 9/11 was not even listed on Osama’s FBI Most Wanted Poster, as the organisation stated they had absolutely no hard evidence connecting him to the event. If the family was going to speak out about this, it probably would have happened a long time ago.
Bin Laden plane crash: aircraft went down in near perfect conditions
(The Guardian) Questions have been raised over the cause of Friday’s plane crash in which three members of the Bin Laden family were killed, given the aircraft had used the runway, which is fitted with hi-tech safety features, regularly in recent months.
The Saudi-registered Embraer Phenom 300 jet, which had departed from Milan’s Malpensa airport, was attempting to land at Blackbushe airport on the Hampshire/Surrey border when it crashed on to dozens of vehicles parked at a car auction site close to the runway.
The £7m state-of-the-art plane, equipped with fly-by-wire electronic system that is supposed to make it easy to control, was a regular visitor to the airport, according to pilots who use Blackbushe. It was attempting a landing in near perfect conditions on a runway that was fitted with precision approach pathway indicators (Papis).
The four indicators, which can be seen from more than half a mile away, all flash white if the pilot is coming in too high and red if too low. “It doesn’t make sense to me as an ordinary pilot why something that advanced and easy to fly would bury itself in the auction ground at the end of such a long runway,” said Simon Moores, a flight instructor and pilot who has flown from Blackbushe many times…Read More →
Source: 21st Century Wire