Sunday 26th August
Today I woke up with sad news on the radio
Associated Press - Sunday August 26 1:33 AM ET
MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (AP) - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah died after 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, 22, was to begin shooting the video for ``Rock The Boat'' this month in Miami, according to her Web site. It was not clear whether she filmed that video while in the Bahamas.
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. Marsh Harbour is located about 100 miles north of Nassau.
After the crash, the mangled twin-engine plane rested about 75 yards from the end of the runway in a marshy area. Workers carried away badly burned bodies and laid them nearby. Pieces of the plane were strewn about the crash site.
Abaco Island Chief Councilor Silbert Mills said those killed included two women and six men. He said he happened to be at the airport and saw the plane taxi out. The next thing he knew, the plane was on the ground. He said he helped rescue the injured.
``I pulled one from the aircraft, and he was screaming,'' Mills said. ``He said he was in a lot of pain.''
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, Florida. She said the plane crashed at the end of the airport's runway at 6:50 p.m.
Sunday 2nd September
Hello, I'm back. I was on holiday for a week. For everybody who wants to know: I had a nice week in North-Wales.
I know it was not the best moment to stay away for a Webmaster of a queen of the damned news site.
But at least I managed it to update the site before I went to the airport.
(I was one of the first fanpages with the Aaliyah info at 8.00 CET)
A lot happened in this week . More articles were released than in the whole last year together.
A short summary of facts, news and answers to questions I got in the last week via email:
-R&B singer and actress Aaliyah died after a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashed after takeoff in the Bahamas, authorities said.
-The Cessna 402 was
departing from the Marsh Harbour airport bound for
Opa-locka, Florida, when it crashed shortly after takeoff
at approximately 6:50pm, police say. The plane is said to
have crashed approximately 200 feet from the end of the
runway killing six people instantly. Three others died
later due to their injuries.
-The pilot of the ill-fated Cessna carrying pop star Aaliyah had a recent criminal record, including a crack-cocaine violation that had him in court just weeks before the plane crashed in the Bahamas, authorities said.
- Cessna was overloaded click to read more
-FAMILY, FANS ATTEND AALIYAH FUNERAL click to read more
- It seems the movie will be released as planned. Australia 8 November 2001, USA April 2002
I think the movie will get a boost like "the crow" (Brendon Lee was killed during filming)
the New York Post reported:
'Will the untimely death of R&B star Aaliyah save her movie "Queen of the Damned" from going straight to video? The vampire flick is in post-production and sources who saw an early cut described it as "unwatchable." Warner Bros. pushed the release date back to 2002, and E! Online reported the movie was video-bound. But with the media frenzy surrounding Aaliyah's death, the flick might make it to theaters after all. And though Aaliyah will appear as a vampire queen, somebody else will be talking for her. The day after her plane went down, Aaliyah was to fly to L.A. to loop her dialogue with New York speech therapist Sam Chwat, who was helping her with an Egyptian accent. "It was always on the theatrical schedule," insists a Warner Bros. rep, adding, "We haven't determined the tragedy's impact on production."'
Debbie from www.qotd.cast.co.uk was doing a hell of a job to get all the news and infos together.
To get all the infos what happened in the last week click here
Friday 7th September
Yesterday at the MTV VMA:
Janet Jackson, Missy ``Misdemeanor'' Elliott, Ginuwine and Timbaland joined Aaliyah's brother, Rashad Haughton, in remembering the 22-year-old singer and actress, who was to be a presenter Thursday evening.
``I think what we've got to learn out of this to appreciate each other while we're here on earth,'' said Elliott, who wore a white jacket with Aaliyah's image on the back and her name on the side. ``I love you Aaliyah, and you're forever missed.''
Click to pay your respect on the Official Aaliyah Homepage