August 29, 2001 11:48

AALIYAH'S BODY FLOWN TO NEW YORK

The soul singer, who died in a plane crash in the Bahamas last week, is expected to receive a private funeral...

AALIYAH'S BODY FLOWN TO NEW YORK
The body of late soul singer AALIYAH has been flown to NEW YORK.

As previously reported, Aaliyah and eight others died when their plane crashed shortly after take-off in the Bahamas last Saturday (August 25). The star had been recording a music video.

According to Reuters news service, the body of the 22-year-old singer was flown back to the US yesterday (August 28). Her body was taken from a funeral home in Nassau to the Internatonal airport, where it was transported to Newark International Airport in New Jersey.

It is expected she will receive a private funeral.

Accident investigators in the Bahamas have called on US authorities for help in establishing what happened to the plane. A four-person team will travel to the island of Abaco to establish the final cause of the crash.

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