The cockpit voice recorder from the plane that crashed Sunday, killing religious leader Myles Munroe and eight others, has been found, according to Bahamian civil aviation officials.
Authorities hope the recovery of the box will lead to answers about how the Lear jet crashed into a construction crane in Freeport on the island of Grand Bahama.
According to a story from the Bahamas Tribune, positive identification of the ninth person was released Wednesday. U.S. citizen Diego DeSantiago, 38, was killed with the eight others as the plane flew through heavy rain en route to Grand Bahama International Airport.
There had been some confusion on the night of the crash as to who had been on the plane. Specifically, whether Munroe’s daughter, Charrisa Munroe, was on board. Bahamas Faith Ministries Inc. confirmed Tuesday that Charrisa Munroe was not on the flight.
A statement from the Ministry of Transport and Aviation says the Lear 36 Executive Jet had departed from Nassau. It crashed about 5 p.m. local time Sunday.
In addition to Dr. Munroe, his wife, Ruth and DeSantiago, killed in the crash were Dr Richard Pinder, a BFMI executive, Lavard and Rudel Parks, BFMI youth ministers, and their son, Johanan, pilot Capt. Stanley Thurston, and co-pilot Frankan Cooper.