A jet that crashed Sunday near Freeport, on the island of Grand Bahama killed all nine people on board, including prominent pastor Myles Munroe.
The aircraft hit a crane at the Freeport Ship Yard and crashed into a nearby “junk site,” police said.[…]
Police have not released the victims’ identities, but Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie said pastor Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth were among the victims.
Myles Munroe was the senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship, that group’s website says. Ruth served as co-pastor.
The two were friends of Andrew Young, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who was also scheduled to arrive in Freeport.
“Ambassador Young expresses his deep sadness over the tragic death of his friends Dr. Myles and Mrs. Ruth Munroe. He offers condolences to the Munroe family and the families of the other souls who lost their lives as a result of this shocking plane crash,” the Andrew Young Foundation said in a statement.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force is handling the investigation, according to a spokesman for the department. No U.S. agencies are expected to get involved.
Rest in peace to Mr. Munroe, his wife, and all of the other passengers who loss their lives in this tragic crash. Our condolences go out to the family.
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