Dr. Myles Munroe, the leader of Bahamas Faith Ministries, was killed Sunday when the plane he was in hit a construction crane, exploded and crashed in the Bahamas.
Munroe’s wife, Ruth, was also among the 9 victims of the crash in Grand Bahama, according to the Bahamas Tribune .
The small plane crashed after hitting the crane in a shipyard on approach to the Grand Bahama International Airport, according to officials there.
In addition to founding BFMI, the internationally known Munroe was also president of Myles Munroe International (MMI). The BFMI website describes Munroe was a “lecturer, teacher, life coach, government consultant, and leadership mentor.”
The plane crashed as people were gathering in Grand Bahama for the Global Leadership Forum — an event organized by Munroe.
A note on Munroe’s ministry Facebook page reads: “On behalf of Myles Munroe International and ITWLA. We would like to inform you that the Global Leadership Forum will continue. The Forum will be for two and a half days (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning). This is what Dr. Munroe would have wanted. Please keep his family and the ministry in prayers.”
According to The Associated Press , a statement from the Ministry of Transport and Aviation says the Lear 36 Executive Jet had departed from Nassau. It crashed about 5 p.m. local time Sunday while attempting to land at Grand Bahama International Airport.
Updated at 8:50 p.m. with information that the plane hit a crane on approach to the airport; confirmation of his wife on board the plane.