U.S. Virgin Islands Soca Artist Kylo Killed in Plane Crash

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Published on December 12, 2017 with No Comments

 Kyle “Kylo” Sylvester, dies a plane crash

Kyle “Kylo” Sylvester, dies a plane crash


Virgin Islands “Stylee Band” lead singer Kyle ‘Kylo’ Sylvester.is confirmed to have been killed 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.

Others killed in the plane crash include David Richardson, 49, of Estate Lovenlund, St. Thomas; 2. Collin Williams, 30, of Hannah’s Rest, Frederiksted, St. Croix; 3. Raheem Charlery, 24, of Frederiksted, St. Croix; and 4. Jamal Soldiew, 30, of Frederiksted, St. Croix.

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.

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


Here is one of of the last social media posts by Kylo:


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.  Kylo was just recently in Atlanta on November 18 for the annual V.I. Reunion

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.

RIP Kylo and condolences to friends, family and love ones!



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