World renowned preacher, business coach, and prolific best selling author Dr. Myles Munroe of Bahamas Faith Ministries International, his wife Mrs. Ruth Ann Munroe and daughter Charisa, died in a plane crash yesterday in the Bahamas.
This occurred as people were gathering in Grand Bahama for Dr. Munroe’s 2014 Global Leadership Forum which starts today, November, 10.
Former mayor of Atlanta and former U.S Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young scheduled to speak at the popular leadership forum, released the following statement through his foundation:
“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 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. The identities of the other people on board have not yet been confirmed.
The cause of the crash was not immediately determined, though there had been heavy rain across the region. A full investigation is expected to begin on Monday.
According to The Associated Press, the plane, a Lear LEA -1.05% 36 executive jet, reportedly struck a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard, exploding on impact and crashing into the ground near a junkyard area.
The Bahamas Ministry of Transport and Aviation reported that the Lear 36 executive jet departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau, Bahamas at 4:07PM for the Grand Bahama International Airport, a privately owned international airport in Freeport, Bahamas with nine people on board.
Known for his work and teachings on leadership, purpose and maximizing your potential, vision, individual and national transformation, Dr. Munroe was the senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship, where his wife, Ruth Ann, served as co-senior pastor. They leave behind their son, Chairo (Myles Jr.) Munroe.
Our prayers go out to the family and ministry at this crucial period, and we ask that the Holy Spirit comforts and strengthens them in Jesus name.
Dr. Munroe died living out his purpose in life; spreading the gospel of Christ.