The Bahamas Department of Civil
Aviation issued a statement, confirming that a Lear 36 Executive Jet
which departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for the
Grand Bahama International Airport at 4:07pm, crashed while making an
approach for landing at Grand Bahama International Airport at 5:10pm.
The statement said: "The Department of Civil Aviation has been advised
that there were some fatalities and we are awaiting confirmation from
the Royal Bahamas Police Force as t
o whether there were any survivors. The
Grand Bahama Airport Company Crash Fire Rescue Department responded to
the incident, and the Police and Bahamas Air Sea Rescue (BASRA) are
presently on the scene."
A full scale investigation will commence Monday morning, November 10th at daylight,
which will include the Department of Civil Aviation Aircraft Accident
Investigation Prevention Unit.
Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Hon. Perry Christie said in a press statement, "
is utterly impossible to measure the magnitude of Dr. Munroe's loss to
The Bahamas and to the world. He was indisputably one of the most
globally recognizable religious figures our nation has ever produced.
Munroe was a man of immense charisma and persuasive appeal. He was regarded by a great many persons as the Conscience of
The Nation. Certainly, he was among the most defining and influential
spiritual leaders of the modern Bahamas and, I daresay, of the wider
world of Christian evangelism as well."
Bahamas Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe said, "
Dr. Munroe was a global leader, a pillar of strength and inspiration for
many and a pioneer of religious tourism in the Bahamas. Dr. Munroe also
acted as an ambassador for The Bahamas, taking his Ministry to
thousands and participated in numerous foundations and conclaves around
Bahamas Faith Ministries Pastor Dave Burrows said in a press statement, "We thank all Bahamians, and those who have called from the international community, for your prayers and expressions of comfort..."
A prayer service is planned at the BFM church on Carmichael Road (Nassau) for Monday evening. All are invited.
Dr. Myles Munroe was an internationally
renowned bestselling author, lecturer, teacher, life coach, government
consultant, and leadership mentor. He had travelled around the world
training leaders in business, government, education, sports, media, and
This multi-gifted motivational speaker served as a business
consultant to governments, Fortune 500 companies and corporations,
addressing critical issues that affect every aspect of human,
professional, leadership, social, and spiritual development.
Dr. Munroe represented his country as the youngest recipient of the
Queen's Birthday Honors of the Order of The British Empire (OBE) Award
1998 bestowed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth of England, for his
spiritual and social contributions to the national development of the
Bahamas. He had also been honoured by the government of the Bahamas with
the Silver Jubilee Award (SJA) for providing twenty-five years of
outstanding service to the Bahamas in the category of spiritual, social
and religious development.
Pas. Myles was the senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries
International Fellowship, where his wife, Ruth Ann, serves as co-senior
pastor. He was a proud parent of Charisa and Chairo (Myles Jr.). He was 60 years old.
NOTE: A group photo with Dr. Munroe in front of a plane has been going around social media. The Bahamas Weekly was contacted by family of one of those pictured, and were informed that this was an older photo and not a photo taken the day of the flight.