Dr. Myles Munroe was one of nine passengers on a plane that crashed in Grand Bahama on Sunday afternoon, according to multiple news reports.
A Lear 36 executive jet left the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for the Grand Bahama International Airport, the Department of Civil Aviation reports. The plane departed at 4:07 p.m. and carried nine people. The vessel crashed while making its landing approach, the Department of Civil Aviation said.
News reports indicate his wife and daughter were also aboard the plane.
Mr Delton D. Ellis released the following statement:
Tonight we unfortunately confirm that there was a plane crash in Freeport Grand Bahama this afternoon. The aircraft involved belonged to Dr. Myles Munroe founder President and Senior Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International, who was on board at the time along with his wife Ruth Ann and Dr. Richard Pinder Senior Vice President and Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries.
There were additional passengers and two pilots on board. We are not able to release further information on the other passenger pending notification of next of kin.
This is the current extent of information we have at this time. We are preparing a further update and press release within the next few hours once we have received additional information.
We are in contact with all relevant Government and aviation authorities in an effort to determine the events leading to this unfortunate tragedy.
We thank all Bahamians and those who have called from the International Community for your prayers and expressions of comfort during this very difficult time for us.
Our prayers are with all.
The gospel and ministry community has responded with deep sympathy and beautiful words of tribute.
UPDATE 11/18/14: Please note you may find Dr Munroe’s funeral arrangements here.
Tyler Perry posted his pain on his facebook.
Bishop TD Jakes posted:
Here are some of their thoughts:
Dr Myles Munroe touched so many lives including mine he will be greatly missed
— Bishop Paul Morton (@BishopPMorton) November 10, 2014
My deep condolences go out to the family and friends of Dr. Myles Munroe. This is a real shock…. http://t.co/eAyR86Bn5A
— Bryan Wilson (@iambryanwilson) November 10, 2014
Dr Myles Munroe one of my favorite authors/speakers. Thank u for taking time to spk into my life this… http://t.co/qHnoK6nT9n
— Jonathan Nelson (@NelsonJonathan) November 10, 2014
Taffi and I are saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife, Ruth. We send our… http://t.co/H9qcMzu2YZ
— Creflo Dollar (@Creflo_Dollar) November 10, 2014
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