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Some Are Calling Plane Crash that Killed Bin Laden’s Relatives ‘Karma.’ Others Are Slamming that Take as Ignorant.


"Karma is a b***h."

Members of the emergency services attend the scene of a plane crash at a car park next to Blackbushe Airport, in Hampshire on August 1, 2015. Members of Osama Bin Laden's family were among the victims in the crash of a private jet in Britain, the Saudi embassy in London said Saturday in a message of condolences. Four people died when the Saudi Arabia-registered plane ploughed into a car auction site and burst into flames in southern England on Friday. (Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images)

A plane crash that killed three relatives of Osama bin Laden elicited a variety of gleeful responses on social media, including those who suggested the crash was “karma” or “ironic” given the arch-terrorist’s launching of the September 11 attacks using aircraft.

The Saudi-registered private jet on Friday crashed into a car auction site near Blackbushe Airport in the U.K. All of those onboard, including bin Laden’s stepmother, Rajaa Hashim; her daughter, Sana bin Laden; and son-in-law Zuhair Hashim were killed, the Independent reported.

Others blasted those expressing joy at the Saudi family’s misfortune, pointing out that the family disowned Osama bin Laden in 1994. Yet others noted the sheer size of the bin Laden family (the Al Qaeda founder’s father had more than 50 children) and argued that it would be unfair to blame the family for the son’s terrorist activities.

Police said the three were visiting the U.K. for vacation and that their Jordanian pilot was the fourth person killed in the crash.

Featured image: Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images

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