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Old 05-13-2002, 11:58 PM   #1
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Aaliyah's Parents Sue over Crash

Aaliyah's Parents Sue over Crash

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Aaliyah's parents are looking for some payback in the plane crash that claimed the life of the R&B star and budding actress.

Michael and Diane Haughton touched off a flurry of wrongful-death lawsuits Monday against Aaliyah's label, Virgin Records, as well as several video-production companies and the owner of the twin-engine Cessna that went down shortly after takeoff last August killing all aboard, Los Angeles' City News Service reports.
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Old 05-15-2002, 07:44 PM   #2
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Didn't the NTSB investigation find that it was pilot error and an overloaded plane?
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Old 05-16-2002, 08:34 AM   #3
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The pilot and ground crew repeatedly warned Aaliyah and her entourage that the plane was too heavy and that it was not suitable for them to be carrying so much cargo. The passengers refused to remove their luggage and demanded that the pilot fly the plane.

He did, it crashed, they died.

Perhaps the family of others that died should sue Aaliyah's parents?
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Old 05-22-2002, 05:53 PM   #4
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Perhaps the family of others that died should sue Aaliyah's parents?
I agree that it's ridiculous for Aalyiyah's parents to be suing the owner of the plane, but at the same time I don't think they're responsible for the deaths of others either.

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Michael and Diane Haughton touched off a flurry of wrongful-death lawsuits Monday against Aaliyah's label, Virgin Records, as well as several video-production companies and the owner of the twin-engine Cessna that went down shortly after takeoff last August killing all aboard, Los Angeles' City News Service reports.
How are the record companies responsible?

And why didn't the pilot refuse to fly the plane?
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Old 05-23-2002, 01:48 AM   #5
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How are the record companies responsible?
Perhaps for paying for the charter or something, who knows. They're just digging for gold.

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And why didn't the pilot refuse to fly the plane?
I think that he did and they threatened him or something. I read the full story several months ago and don't remember specifically.
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Old 07-17-2002, 03:50 PM   #6
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Aaliyah Pilot on Drugs, Booze

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The pilot behind the controls of the doomed flight that claimed the life of Aaliyah had cocaine and alcohol in his system at the time of the crash.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the Bahamas Department of Civil Aviation announced that an autopsy and subsequent toxicology tests on the body of Luis Antonio Morales III turned up cocaine in his urine and alcohol in his stomach.

Morales, 30, was killed with the 22-year-old Aaliyah and seven others when their twin-engine Cessna went down shortly after takeoff last August. The entourage had been in the Bahamas to shoot the video for "Rock the Boat" and was returning to Florida.

Investigators have long been unsettled by Morales' role in the crash. Not only was the pilot not authorized to fly the Cessna, but just 12 days before the crash, he was in a Florida courtroom pleading no contest to possessing crack cocaine, trafficking stolen airplane parts, theft and driving with a suspended license and was sentenced to three years' probation.
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Old 07-21-2002, 09:14 PM   #7
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Hmmm, this whole situation just seems to be getting more and more sketchy as time goes on.
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