Preliminary report points to weather in Bahamas air crash that killed pastor, 8 others

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A preliminary accident report is citing weather as a major factor in the small plane crash in the Bahamas that killed a well-known pastor and eight other people earlier this month.

The Department of Civil Aviation says the Learjet carrying Myles Munroe and members of his Bahamas Faith Ministries was forced to abort its initial landing attempt because of heavy rain and reduced visibility. The plane then struck a shipping crane at the Grand Bahama shipyard adjacent to the airport while trying to land on its second approach.

Munroe and his entourage were traveling from Nassau to Grand Bahama for a leadership meeting that he organized when the plane crashed Nov. 9.

The report released Tuesday cited no other obvious factors but the crash remains under investigation.