Pastor Myles Munroe among nine dead in Bahamas plane crash

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014, 1:30 by GxMedia

Flash back: Dr. Myles Munroe (left) and President Bharrat Jagdeo seated on stage.

Bahamas Faith Ministries leader, Dr Myles Munroe was among nine passengers on board a plane that crashed in Grand Bahama this afternoon, Tribune242 reported Sunday night.

The Department of Civil Aviation reported that the plane which crashed on Grand Bahama 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.

Tribune242 quoted an unnamed police source as saying that it was believed the group was heading to a conference hosted by Bahamas Faith Ministries International Pastor Myles Munroe.

The identities of the people on board have not been officially released.munroe plane

The statement said while the department was advised of fatalities, it was awaiting confirmation from police on if there were any survivors.

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 tomorrow morning at daylight, which will include the Department of Civil Aviation Aircraft Accident Investigation Prevention Unit.

Pastor Munroe had visited Guyana during Bharrat Jagdeo’s presidency. He was due back in June of this year but that trip was cancelled at the last moment.