Aaliyah Plane Crash Investigation: No End In Sight

Investigators interviewing 'every possible witness,' examining aircraft.

Authorities in the Bahamas are looking into reports that engine failure and overloading contributed to the crash of the plane carrying Aaliyah and eight others Saturday, but they haven’t ruled anything out and say there’s no end to the investigation in sight.

Investigators have moved the wreckage of the Cessna 402B to a hangar at Mount Harbour International Airport on Abaco Island, according to Royal Bahamas Police Force Officer Leeland Russell. He added that the investigation — a joint effort between the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the islands’ Civil Aviation Department, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board — is in its early stages.

Russell said investigators are interviewing “every possible witness” in addition to looking at the aircraft, and that they have discovered “nothing significant” that might indicate the cause of the crash (see “Aaliyah Killed in Plane Crash” ).

Details on funeral arrangements or memorial services for Aaliyah have not been released (see “Timbaland, P. Diddy, Other Artists React To Aaliyah’s Death” and “Hard-Working Aaliyah Packed Hit Albums, Movies Into Short Life” ).

For a feature interview with Aaliyah, check out “Aaliyah: Been A Long Time” . For reaction from fans and other readers, see “You Tell Us: Fans Remember Aaliyah”.