The Associated Press has just reported today, November 10 that international pastor and bestselling author Dr. Myles Munroe of Faith Ministries has died in a plane crash along with his wife Ruth Ann as well as nine other people who have not yet been identified.
The crash occurred in the Bahamas on Sunday at 5:10 PM. The plane a Lear 36 Executive Jet was making an approach for landing at the Grand Bahama International Airport and instead stuck a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard exploding on impact and crashing into the ground.
According to the Bahamas Ministry of Transport and Aviation, the jet departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau Bahamas at 4:07 PM for the 132 mile trip to Grand Bahama Airport in Freeport Bahamas.
Munroe was on his way to his annual 2014 Global Leadership Forum which was to start today. Scheduled speaker former mayor and U.S. Ambassador, Andrew Young, released a statement in the unexpected death of his friend.
“It is with deep sadness over the tragic death of my friend Dr. Myles and Mrs. Ruth Munroe. My condolences to the Munroe family and the families of the other souls who lost their lives as a result of this shocking plane crash,” expressed Andrew Young.
The cause of the crash is unknown. But there were reports of heavy rain in the area and some flights were diverted. A full investigation is expected to begin today.
Munroe was 60-years old. He was a student at Oral Roberts University and later taught there. He was known for his work and teachings on leadership purpose and maximizing potential and vision.
He was the senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship. His wife served as the senior co-pastor. They are survived by their two children a son and a daughter.