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Bahamas Jet Crash Kills Nine

The private jet collided with a construction crane. At least one of the deceased is a local clergy member.

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Nine people died when a private jet crashed into a construction crane while landing at Grand Bahama International Airport, killing international speaker Myles Munroe.

Munroe, his wife, Ruth, and at least one other employee from Myles Munroe International -- a large group of religious leaders -- were killed, officials told Reuters. The casualties included both passengers and crew members.

Reuters reported:

Authorities said the Lear jet exploded on impact with a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard and plunged into a junkyard below as it was making its landing approach for Grand Bahama about 5:10 p.m. EST, roughly an hour after takeoff from Nassau.

The group was on its way to a gathering called the Global Leadership Forum in the Bahamas.

Tom Namako is the deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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