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Small jet crashes in Bahamas, killing all nine on board

UNCONFIRMED REPORT:The ‘Bahamas Tribune’ said that Myles Munroe, a top minister who organized the Global Leadership Forum, was killed in the plane crash

AP, FREEPORT, Grand Bahama

A small plane crashed on Sunday on its approach to the island of Grand Bahama, killing all nine people on board, the Bahamian government said.

The Lear 36 executive jet had taken off from the Bahamian capital of Nassau and crashed while attempting to land at about 5pm in Freeport, according to a statement from the Bahamian Ministry of Transport and Aviation.

“The Department of Civil Aviation has been advised unofficially that the aircraft was destroyed and that there were no survivors,” the ministry said.

LEADERSHIP FORUM

The crash occurred as people were gathering in Grand Bahama for the Global Leadership Forum. The Bahamas Tribune newspaper reported that Myles Munroe, a prominent Bahamian minister who organized the event, was killed along with several people in his entourage.

Police Chief Superintendent Clarence Reckley said he could not confirm the report and that authorities were still trying to determine the identities of the victims.

CAUSE UNKNOWN

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined, though there had been heavy rain across the region.

Police and fire authorities were on the scene and a full investigation was due to begin at daylight yesterday.

Grand Bahama is about 113km east of Florida.

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