Sunday, 9 November 2014
Earthquake in Christiandom as Dr. Myles Munroe, Wife and Son die in plane crash
approach near Grand Bahama International Airport, killing
everyone on the plane, including a prominent evangelical pastor
and his wife.
"The Department of Civil Aviation has been advised unofficially
that the aircraft was destroyed and that there were no survivors," the Ministry of Transport and Aviation said in a statement to The Associated Press.
The Lear 36 Executive Jet had taken off from the Bahamian capital of Nassau and crashed about 5 p.m. local time today, as it was coming in for a landing at Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport.
Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth were killed in the crash, Kelley Jackson, a spokeswoman from the Andrew J. Young Foundation told ABC News.
"Ambassador Young expresses his deep sadness over the tragic
death of his friends Dr. Myles and Mrs. Ruth Munroe," the
organization posted on its Facebook page tonight. "He offers
condolences to the Munroe family and the families of the other
Forum, which was organized by Munroe and was scheduled for
this week in Freeport.
A posting on Munroe's Facebook page said the event would go on
for two and a half days.
"This is what Dr. Munroe would have wanted. Please keep his
family and the ministry in prayers," the post said.
Dr. William M. Wilson, president of Oral Roberts University where Munroe was a student, expressed his sadness at the loss of an "outstanding ORUalumni and friend."
A spokesperson at the Bahamas Air accident investigation and
prevention unit told ABC they understand that it may be the plane of a prominent minister in the Bahamas, but officials have declined to identify the victims.
Based upon the flight plan information that was registered at the
point of the departure, officials are of the opinion that the plane
was the only aircraft in the area at the time, so they are going on
the assumption that it was a prominent minister on the aircraft, the spokesperson said.
It was not yet known what caused the crash, and police and
rescue teams were on the scene, but a full investigation would
only begin at daylight, officials said.
"The Department of Civil Aviation has been advised that there were some fatalities and we are awaiting confirmation from the Royal Bahamas Police Force as to whether there were any survivors,"
The Department of Civil Aviation said in a statement. "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."