Preacher Myles Munroe, Wife, Seven Others Die In Plane Crash
According to Reuters, Pastor Myles Munroe was headed across the island chain from Lynden Pindling International Airport near Nassau, to Grand Bahama, where authorities said they believed he was due to host a church conference.
Munroe was in the Bahamas to speak at his 2014 Global Leadership Forum which starts on Monday.
Police and civil aviation officials said that the private jet they were travelling in struck a construction crane on approach to Grand Bahama International Airport on Sunday and crashed, killing all nine people aboard, including the leader of the Bahamas Faith Ministries.
Myles Munroe was also accompanied by his Bahamas Faith Ministries deputy, Richard Pinder, another pastor and his family, sources said.
The Bahamas Faith Ministries is among the largest religious congregations in the island chain, with thousands of worshippers, and Munroe was a well-known author, leadership consultant and frequent visitor to various African countries, including Nigeria.
The Civil Aviation Department said it would launch a full-scale investigation of the crash at daylight on Monday.