Reports say the leader of Bahamas Faith Ministries, Dr Myles Munroe, and his wife Ruth have been killed in a plane crash in Grand Bahama.
According to the Bahamas Tribune, the crash took place Sunday afternoon (early Monday in Africa), 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 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 a conference hosted by Pastor Munroe – the Global Leadership Forum. The identities of the other people on board have not yet been confirmed. The statement said while the department was advised of fatalities, it was awaiting confirmation from police on if there were any survivors.