September 9, 2003 17:10
AALIYAH'S PARENTS SETTLE NEGLIGENCE LAWSUIT OVER HER DEATH
Diane and Michael Haughton claimed the plane which crashed, killing their daughter, was overloaded...
Diane and Michael Haughton's attorneys filed a notice saying that the case had been settled on Thursday (September 4). However, an agreement in the notice states that details of the settlement must be kept secret.
Aaliyah died on August 25, 2001 after the chartered Cessna 402B, carrying the singer and her entourage from Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas to Miami's Opa-locka, crashed soon after take-off.
According to Billboard, the Haughtons sued plane operator Blackhawk International Airways Corp., owners Skystream Inc., Gilbert Chacon and flight broker Atlantic Flight Group. It was alleged that Blackhawk did not have permission from the Bahamas for commercial flights.