Nov 10, 2014



(AJC) -- Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young had planned to be on a plane that crashed in the Bahamas Sunday, according to a person close to the Young family who asked not to be named.

The government of the Bahamas says the small plane with nine people on board crashed on approach to the island of Grand Bahama killing all nine people on board.

Channel 2 Action News learned that Young did not get on the jet because he was concerned about flying in bad weather.

Young's foundation released the following statement Sunday night:

"Ambassador Young expresses his deep sadness over the tragic death of his friends Dr. Myles and Mrs. Ruth Munroe. He offers condolences to the Monroe family and the families of the other souls who lost their lives as a result of this shocking plane crash."

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