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Singer Aaliyah Killed In Plane Crash  
User currently offlineSdate747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 272 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8477 times:

this is indeed very sad


Aaliyah, 7 Others Said Killed in Crash

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (AP) - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah died when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashed after takeoff in the Bahamas, authorities said.

Eight were killed in Saturday's crash, and one critically injured man was flown to Florida for treatment, officials said.

``We find it devastating and most unfortunate that after having this world-famous star Aaliyah and her crew select the Bahamas as their choice location for her latest video, the project has climaxed on such a tragic note,'' said Minister of Tourism Tommy Turnquest, who happened to be visiting Abaco Island, where the plane went down.

Aaliyah's song ``Try Again'' earned her a Grammy nomination for best female R&B vocalist. She made her feature acting debut in the film ``Romeo Must Die.''

Bahamian national television quoted the civil aviation department as saying Aaliyah was among nine Americans on board.

The private plane was leaving the Marsh Harbour airport on a trip to Opa-locka, Fla. when it went down Saturday evening, said police spokesman Marvin Dames.

Abaco Island Chief Councilor Silbert Mills said those killed included two women and six men.

Islander Derek Russell, who worked for the group during the video shoot, said he got the artist's autograph before the accident.

``She's a nice girl, a friendly girl,'' he said.

The cause of the crash was unclear. Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (news - web sites) in Atlanta, said the plane was a Cessna 402 owned by Skystream, a company based in Pembroke Pines, Fla. She said the plane crashed at the end of the airport's runway at 6:50 p.m.


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User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8223 times:

Yes, I was shocked when I got on Yahoo and saw this. She had already accomplished a LOT with her first hit single at 15 and she had the world in front of her. This is a sad and tragic loss to the music world.

User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8176 times:

My heart goes out to her family and friends. What a lovely young lady she was. My heart also goes out to the families of the other victims that were on board.



User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8136 times:

What sad news. Aaliyah has joined the ranks with Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and other famous singers whose carees, young lives and promise were cut short by tragic plane crashes.

My thoughts are with Aaliyah's loved ones, as well as those of the others who perished in this crash.


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8103 times:

A tragic loss for the world.It's always sad when this happends, but we can only keep improving safety and hope that it doesn't happend again.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3489 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8052 times:

The music world has lost yet another R&B/Rap singer, just years ago Tu Pac and Notorious B.I.G. died, not in plane crashes though. VERY SAD!!!

User currently offlinePatM04 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8040 times:

She was a wonderful singer and will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and the other families.

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8029 times:

My thoughts, prayers and heart goes to their families and friends and I pray that the 2 survivors in the hospital recover. The number of people that died is way too much as is. The R&B/Rap world has been deprived of a talented person yet again (ie Tupac, Biggie, EZ E,etc)


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8029 times:

the AP just released a pic of the plane... looks like it scrunched up like an accordian.  Sad

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010826/ts/bahamas_plane_crash.html

people in southeast Florida aren't too thrilled with the news. There have been WAY too many plane crashes lately down here (or planes bound for here).

Nate


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6236 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8010 times:

How tragic, I was just hearing a song from her. She was so young and talented. R.I.P Aaliah.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offline351stang From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8008 times:

Here's a CNN post this morning.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/26/death.aaliyah/index.html


User currently offlineDelta2006 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7981 times:

oh my god this stinks, aaliyah was very talinted as a singer and Actor. she was very attractive and seemed nice.
 Crying


User currently offlineAIRNZ_747-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7968 times:

What a horrible tragedy. I never expected this kind of catastrophe to occur. Although I wasn't a fan of her music, I saw the movie Romeo Must Die and she performed magnificently in it. Aaliyah had a bright and promising future ahead of her. It is quite sad to see her die like this. My condolences go out to all of her family, friends and fans throughout the world. May she rest in peace.

User currently offlineHash From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7967 times:

A very tragic loss indeed. She was talented and very beautiful. I really liked the song Try Again. My thoughts are with her family, friends and fans.

User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7957 times:


I'm not really familiar with Aaliyah or her music, but it does seem like a terrrible and tragic loss, as for those who died with her as well.

Very sad to hear. May they rest in peace, and those loved ones they leave be comforted in their grief.


User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7936 times:

This is indeed a very tragic news, may her and the other people on this plane rest in peace, may those that have been hospitalized recover soon from it.

User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2738 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7917 times:

Oh my that is so sad. She had just released her latest album like a month ago. She was very pretty and talented. It's sad.



Her website is still running...

http://www.aaliyah2001.com



User currently offlineTekelbery From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7890 times:

The number killed has been bumped to 9.  Sad This is awful. Very sad and unbelievable that a young singer could die so early. My prayers go out to her and her family.

User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1392 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7869 times:

Ver sad


Treat others as you expect to be treated!
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7852 times:

I didn't really think she was very talented when i listened to "Try again" but it does give you that "empty" feeling inside when you hear someone famous has died.

My condolences to the Family and friends.

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineNWAirlines From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7845 times:

but it does give you that "empty" feeling inside when you hear someone famous has died.

Yes I agree.

 Sad


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7812 times:

The persons that survived, were any of them members of the crew or with Aaliyahs' party.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7797 times:

The last survivor has now died as well. Apparently the plane was grossly overweight and the pilot objected but gave in to pressure from his passengers who insisted they take all their baggage. 9 pax is a big load for a 402 without a lot of bags.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7767 times:

IF the passengers refused to listen to the pilot then I'm sorry to say this is their fault. The other question is if the pilot knew the plane was overloaded why did he still try to take off ???

User currently offlineSteinwayartist From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7754 times:

Does anyone know the tail number of the Cessna? Has NTSB done its thing and cleaned up the wreck, or is there still time for A.net-ers to take shots of the crash? The AP image from CNN doesn't show the plane in much detail.

-Nick


25 Heavymetal : It's easy to make guesses. Too early to know 'why?' though. I'm not out to disparage this unfortunate and very talented young lady and her companions,
26 Superfly : This is just terrible news. God bless her and all who perished in the crash.
27 Dasa : This is indeed a tragic loss for everyone, the RnB Music Indusry and of course her family and friends. Aaliyah was a great singer/actress and from wha
28 Airbus_330_340 : Aaliyah was supposed to star in the "Martrix Reloded"
29 Post contains images 9V-SVA : This is just so sad. 9V-SVA aka GUNDU
30 Cedarjet : There was a big feature in top British music mag Q last month, the headline? HER TIME IS NOW.
31 Go Canada! : Its sad that she was coming back from filinh her latest video and that she was due to be in the martix 2 as well.
32 Trintocan : I read about this in London on Monday. It was very sad and I was shocked indeed to read this. Aaliyah was so beautiful and talented and above all so y
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