All nine passengers of the small Lear 36 Executive Jet were killed in the accident, including Munroe’s wife, Ruth Ann Munroe.
The plane had departed the Bahamian capital of Nassau, but crashed while attempting to land at Grand Bahama International Airport.
“The Department of Civil Aviation has been advised unofficially that the aircraft was destroyed and that there were no survivors,” read a statement from the Ministry of Transport and Aviation.
The group was travelling to the Global Leadership Forum, which was organised by Munroe and was scheduled for this week the city of Freeport.
The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.
Former mayor of Atlanta and former UN US Ambassador Andrew Young – who was scheduled to speak at the leadership forum – released the following statement:
“Ambassador Young expresses his deep sadness over the tragic death of his friends Dr. Myles and Mrs. Ruth Munroe. He offers condolences to the Munroe family and the families of the other souls who lost their lives as a result of this shocking plane crash.”
Munroe was an internationally-renowned pastor, teacher, administrator, author, and motivational speaker. He published 69 books during his life and was president and founder of the Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) and Myles Munroe International (MMI).
In 1998, he received an OBE on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Munroe and his wife are survived by their two children, daughter Charisa and son Chairo.