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UPDATE: Stylee Band’s Kyle 'Kylo’ Sylvester among 5 dead in USVI plane crash

Lead singer of the popular Stylee Band, Kyle ‘Kylo’ Sylvester, was one of 5 persons killed when a small aircraft crashed near the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Thursday night, December 7, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
Five people died in a plane crash near the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Thursday night, December 7, 2017. Photo: VIC
Five people died in a plane crash near the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Thursday night, December 7, 2017. Photo: VIC
The crash site of the Baron-branded aircraft on St Croix, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
The crash site of the Baron-branded aircraft on St Croix, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Virgin Islands News Online can confirm that the member of Stylee Band who perished, along with 4 others, in a plane crash near the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Thursday night, December 7, 2017 is lead singer Kyle ‘Kylo’ Sylvester.

Reports are that the private chartered Baron-branded aircraft experienced engine problems soon after takeoff. Noticing a problem, the pilot attempted to land on the airport’s runway, but the plane reportedly crashed in a nearby field.

The Virgin Islands Port Authority said in a statement issued on Facebook that the crash occurred at 8:45 P.M.

Stylee Band is one of the very popular bands in the US Virgin Islands and has performed at many shows throughout the region.

The band was scheduled to perform at the washed out Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival this year.

Meanwhile, the names of the other plane crash victims have not been officially released.

See previous article published from VI Consortium on December 8, 2017

5 dead in plane crash @ St Croix airport

A plane crash near the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Thursday night, December 7, 2017 left all five occupants of the aircraft dead, The Consortium can confirm.

[US} Virgin Islands Department (VIPD) Police Commissioner Delroy Richards told The Consortium that the aircraft, a private chartered plane, took off from the St. Croix airport and soon after started experiencing engine problems, with flames coming from one of its two engines. The pilot circled back and attempted to land at the airport, but the plane crashed in a field area near the runway, leaving all occupants, including the pilot, dead, Mr Richards said.

The commissioner said the plane was a Baron-branded aircraft.

David Goodrich, commander of St Croix Rescue’s extrication team, who was on the scene of the incident, told The Consortium that by the time they arrived on the scene, there was nothing they could do. The Virgin Islands Port Authority said in a statement issued on Facebook that the crash occurred at 8:45 P.M.

The plane included one member of the Stylee Band, however The Consortium will withhold the member’s name because next of kin notification still needs to occur.

The VIPD cordoned off the east and west entrances of the airport, only allowing in first responders. A medical examiner vehicle was spotted making its way to the scene, and a first responder at the crash site told this publication that emergency personnel were still investigating the incident at about 11:06 P.M. on Thursday.

The tragedy has cast a cloud of sadness over the territory, as the Stylee Band, currently one of the territory’s premier groups, is known to help carry the festival season, especially their performances during the Festival Village, j’ouvert morning and the parades.

And the news of the crash and the plane’s high-profile occupant sent a shock through social media, with thousands already mourning the unfortunate occurrence.

19 Responses to “UPDATE: Stylee Band’s Kyle 'Kylo’ Sylvester among 5 dead in USVI plane crash”

  • don (08/12/2017, 08:17) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rip sylee band member
  • Reader (08/12/2017, 08:22) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    I'm so sorry that this unfortunate accident occurred. My heartfelt condolences to the families affected.
  • 8th district gyal (08/12/2017, 08:48) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to his parents and loved ones. This is very sad news.
  • My heart (08/12/2017, 09:03) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    O my God so sad Rip KK tears
  • foxy (08/12/2017, 10:27) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    jamal and kylo you will be missed
  • Gumption.Official (08/12/2017, 11:56) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to EVERYONE family & friends who’s affected by this shocker. To the band members/ fans or stylee Band I ALSO send condolences. Ascendents always waiting to happen. Sadly this one was a deadly one. RIP all who passed about last night. NO ONE INCLUDED THE PILOT WANTED THAT TO HAPPEN
  • lost for words (08/12/2017, 13:50) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    So choked up right now.
  • dreeaad, just so?! (08/12/2017, 14:30) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    It's crazy how this could happen to anybody travelling mehson..
    I use to feel like them things don't happen in the Caribbean or around we side. I use to be more nervous on flights overseas, but once we flying in the Caribbean, I felt more secure (like a plane crash can't happen here). This just a reminder that anything could happen when you on a flight.

    You never know when it's your time. RIP to ones who died...
  • rock city (08/12/2017, 17:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    heard his voice on a WhatsApp chat this is real sad may boyz
  • RealTalk (08/12/2017, 17:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rest in eternall peace .really hurts to hear this sad news .
  • Fire ball (08/12/2017, 23:50) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    @rock city You talk too much bout heard his voice on whatsapp talk too darm much
  • SOB (09/12/2017, 09:02) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Rip I just killed the Club!!!!lol
  • John (09/12/2017, 10:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to Bevis, Roxanne and family. So sorry to hear this sad news
  • please (09/12/2017, 13:30) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    People please repent and turn to GOD serious days.
    • JL (10/12/2017, 03:38) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are telling the true because God is begging his children to repent because the time is near. My brother and sister please do it before it get too late. Heaven is real and Hell is real. think about it.
  • friend (10/12/2017, 14:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to the parents of Kyle. You are on my mind Anna. I pray that God give us the strength we need at this time. May God help the family and friends to carry on.
    Rest in peace Kyle.
    • St martin sxm st louis .frenchside (22/12/2017, 13:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You will be missed " kylo" My condolences to the members and family and fans of the stylee band . rest in peace . to a great super star. My heart is broken to hear the sad news.
  • @Texas (26/01/2018, 04:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    R.I.P. David Richardson I'm sure you had every intention to protect those young men... may GOD be with all of your families during this tragic time.. No wonder San Antonio had a freak snow storm at 7:58 pm no planes took off leaving me stranded....


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