Albion native dies in plane crash in Bahamas

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 November 2014 at 1:11 pm

Frahkan Cooper

An Albion native was co-pilot of a small airplane that crashed in a storm on Nov. 9 in the Bahamas, killing all nine people aboard.

Frahkan Cooper is the son of Flossey Cooper, the daughter of Betty and the Rev. Wilfred Moss in Albion. Frahkan spent part of his childhood in Albion. His grandfather will be attending Frahkan’s funeral in the Bahamas later this week.

Frakhan and another pilot were flying prominent evangelist Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth and other leaders of the Bahamas Faith Ministries. They were on their way to a ministry forum when the Lear 36 Executive Jet struck a shipping container crane in Freeport as it tried to land.

Cooper worked as a corporate pilot for Diplomat Aviation Bahamas Ltd. since September 2005, according to his Linked In page. He also worked as an Anaesthesia Assistant for the Public Hospital Authority.

Cooper was married with two children.

“He was purpose-driven and he shared his knowledge with others,” his sister Jem Cooper told The Nassau Guardian.