Aaliya`s pilot was under the influence

21st Nov 2003

It has been confirmed that the pilot flying Aaliyah and her entourage was being flown by a pilot under the influence of drink and drugs.
A doctor testified during a coroner`s inquest that the pilot had cocaine and alcohol in his system when the plane he was flying crashed in the Bahamas, killing nine people including singer and actress Aaliyah.
According to pathologist Dr. Giovander Raju`s testimony Tuesday, pilot Luis Antonio Morales had cocaine in his urine and traces of alcohol in his stomach at the time of the 2001 crash.

The autopsy results were already made public earlier this year, and Raju was not required to testify on whether the findings may have contributed to the crash.
Investigators have also said they believe the twin-engine Cessna 402B was overloaded by 700 pounds when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas en route to Florida on Aug. 25, 2001.



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