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Black Box Recovered

The black box from the jet that crashed into a recycling pit in Grand Bahama on Sunday has been recovered after Department of Civil Aviation officials were finally able to begin investigations yesterday into the wreck that killed nine.

According to a statement released by the government, The Department Of Civil Aviation has informed that it has located the cockpit voice recorder and the digital electronic engine monitors in Sunday’s fatal Grand Bahama aircraft crash which claimed the lives of nine people including Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) President Dr. Myles Munroe.

“It is anticipated that these critical pieces of equipment will assist investigators in determining the cause of the crash,” officials said.

“The investigative team is comprised of four officers from the Department of Civil Aviation Aircraft Accident Investigation and Prevention Unit, three officials from Bombardier Lear Jet, the aircraft manufacturers, one from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and one official from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).”

Officials said further details on the crash investigation will be provided as they become available.

Dr. Munroe, his wife Ruth Ann, the plane’s pilot Stanley Thurston, co-pilot Farkhan Cooper, BFMI Senior Vice President Richard Pinder, BFMI youth pastors Lavard and Radel Parks and their son Johannan and a foreign guest were all killed in that crash.

The Department of Civil Aviation confirmed on Sunday that a Lear 36 Executive Jet which departed Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA) at 4:07 p.m. with nine people on board, crashed while making an approach for landing at GBIA at 5:10 p.m.
According to Journal sources Grand Bahama was experiencing severe thunder and rainstorms, forcing the plane to lose control and fly low.
Sources said the plane then clipped a crane in the shipyard, crashed and exploded on impact.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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