An inquest into the deaths of members of Osama Bin Laden's family who were killed in the Blackbushe Airport plane crash has heard that the three passengers and their pilot all died due to the intense fire that broke out around the aircraft.

The four victims had to be identified by dental records, the inquest was told as proceedings were opened on Tuesday.

A Phenom 300 jet crashed into the British Car Auctions (BCA) site near Yateley at around 3pm on Friday (July 31).

The plane collided with more than a dozen parked vehicles and burst into flames, killing everyone on board.

The passengers were identified as Bin Laden's half-sister, Sana Mohammed Bin Laden, her mother, Raja Bashir Hashim, and Bin Laden's brother-in-law Zuhair Hashim. The pilot was named as Jordanian man Mazen Salim Alqasim.

The plane was Saudi-registered and had travelled from an airport in Milan, Italy.

The inquest was adjourned to September 23 pending a probe by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).

The AAIB confirmed it had sent a team to investigate the incident.

A spokesperson for BCA said: "Blackbushe Airport confirmed that a Phenom 300 Jet with four persons on board crashed near the end of the runway at around 3.09 pm on Friday July 31 while attempting to make a landing.

"The scene was attended by Blackbushe Fire & Rescue within minutes, followed by fire, police and ambulance units.

"Around 30 vehicles on the ground were damaged as a result of the incident and the company is currently liaising with those customers affected.

"Blackbushe auction centre is fully operational with all scheduled sales taking place," the spokesperson added.