Private jet crashes into ship yard crane in Bahamas killing nine, including religious leader, Myles Munroe and wife on the way to his own event

-The Lear 36 Executive Jet reportedly struck a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard, exploding on impact and crashing into the ground
– Two of the dead have been named as Dr Myles Munroe, the leader of Bahamas Faith Ministries, and his wife Ruth
-The passengers were on their way to an event in Freeport being hosted by Munroe’s organization
The Lear 36 Executive Jet had taken off from the Bahamian capital of Nassau and crashed while attempting to land around 5 p.m. local time in Freeport (stock image of a Lear 36)

 

Nine people are dead after a private jet crashed as it approached the island of Grand Bahama on Sunday.

The Lear 36 Executive Jet had taken off from the Bahamian capital of Nassau and crashed while attempting to land around 5pm local time in Freeport, according to a statement from the Ministry of Transport and Aviation.

‘The Department of Civil Aviation has been advised unofficially that the aircraft was destroyed and that there were no survivors,’ the ministry said.

Two of the dead have been named as Dr Myles Munroe, the leader of Bahamas Faith Ministries (BFM), and his wife Ruth, reports Tribune 242.

The passengers were on their way to the Global Leadership Forum hosted by the BFM, an organization that Munroe, 60, founded.

The identities of the other people on board have not yet been confirmed.

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