Dr. Myles Munroe and family amongst dead in Nassau plane crash


By The New York Daily News

Bahamas pastor Myles Munroe and his family are feared among the dead aboard a small Bahamas-bound aircraft that crashed Sunday night, according to local reports.

The internationally-known motivational speaker had been on his way to Monday’s Global Leadership Forum hosted by the Bahamas Faith Ministries, an organization Munroe founded, when his private Learjet crashed on approach to the Grand Bahamas International airport,according to a Tribune 242 report.

Photos show rescuers scaling piles of debris at the Grand Bahama Shipyard only three miles away from the Freeport airport, where the aircraft “exploded on impact,” while attempting to land, the Tribune wrote.

Nine passengers were aboard the Learjet when it crashed around 5 p.m. local time after departing Lynden Pindling International in the Bahamas capital of Nassau.

The 60-year-old Bahamas native, Munroe, is the published author of more than 100 spiritual and inspirational works. He is also a government and business consultant to Fortune 500 businesses, according to a biography on the Ministries website.

Video from the Ministries headquarters shows a group of supporters sobbing upon hearing news of Munroe’s alleged death during the plane crash.

The Global Leadership Forum will continue as scheduled, according to a statement released by Munroe’s Facebook page. “This is what Dr. Munroe would have wanted. Please keep this family and the ministry in prayers,” a spokesperson wrote.

The page does not confirm his death.

The names of the victims, nor cause of the crash were not immediately known.

With News Wire Services.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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