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THE leader of Bahamas Faith Ministries, Dr Myles Munroe, and his wife Ruth have been killed in a plane crash in Grand Bahama.
The crash took place this afternoon and killed all nine people on board the private jet. The plane reportedly struck a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard, exploding on impact and crashing into the ground near a junkyard area.
The Department of Civil Aviation reported that the plane was a Lear 36 executive jet which departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for the Grand Bahama International Airport.
The plane left LPIA at 4:07pm with nine people on board and crashed while making an approach for landing at Grand Bahama International Airport at 5:10pm, the Department of Civil Aviation said.
A police on source on the island previously said two were feared dead. However, police sources later confirmed that all those on board had been killed.
The group was heading to Dr. Munroe’s 2014 Global Leadership Forum which was scheduled to start today, November, 10.
Former mayor of Atlanta and former U.S Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young who is scheduled to speak at the popular leadership forum, released the following statement through his foundation:
“Ambassador Young expresses his deep sadness over the tragic death of his friends Dr. Myles and Mrs. Ruth Munroe. He offers condolences to the Munroe family and the families of the other souls who lost their lives as a result of this shocking plane crash.”
Pastor Pepe Ramnath, orginally from Trinidad and Tobago, who now resides in the United States posted the following on his Facebook page, a short while after the accident:
Both myself and Angela has arrived in Freeport, Bahamas. We want to Thank everyone for their Love, support and prayers for me, my wife, our family and my Father’s family, the Munroe’s, My elder Brother’s family, the Pinder’s, my younger brother Diego’s Family, our Pilot’s family Thornson & his co-pilot and the Lavard’s family in these time of Challenge and change. Thank you, We love you
The Grand Bahama Airport Company Crash Fire Rescue Department responded to the incident, and the Police and Bahamas Air Sea Rescue (BASRA) are presently on the scene.
The department said a full scale investigation will start this morning at daylight, which will include the Department of Civil Aviation Aircraft Accident Investigation Prevention Unit