Internationally-known author, preacher, governmental consultant and leadership mentor, Myles Monroe; his wife, Ruth, and seven others were killed last night when a private jet crashed into a ship-yard crane and exploded as it came in to land on the island of Grand Bahama.
“The Department of Civil Aviation has been advised unofficially that the aircraft was destroyed and that there were no survivors,” the US Ministry of Transport and Aviation.
Dr Monroe, 60, was the President and Founder of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI).
The Bahamas Ministry of Transport and Aviation reported that the Lear 36 executive jet departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau, Bahamas for the Grand Bahama International Airport, a privately owned international airport in Freeport, Bahamas with nine people on board.
The plane crashed while making an approach for landing at Grand Bahama International Airport at 5.10pm, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation said. The crash killed all nine people on board the private jet. There had been heavy rain across the region. A full investigation is expected to begin on Monday.
The crash occurred as people were gathering in Grand Bahama for Dr. Munroe’s 2014 Global Leadership Forum.
Africa’s richest woman and oil mogul, Mrs. Folorunso Alakija, is also expected to speak at the leadership forum.
Monroe was a regular visitor to Nigeria. His last visit was in February.