It's been two decades since R&B darling Aaliyah lost her life in a tragic plane accident, but it appears there are still details about that fateful day that are only just emerging.
New York Post, the team was eager to get back to the United States. But Aaliyah was an anxious flyer and reluctant to get on board after learning the plane was over its weight limit. The pilot had reportedly explained the aircraft would struggle to handle eight passengers (including Aaliyahs 300-pound bodyguard), their bags and cameras. The then 13-year-old Russell, whose family ran a taxi cab company on Abaco Islands, was in the car that drove Aaliyah and her team to the airport for their return flight to Miami. He says she grew more concerned when they arrived at the airport and discovered shed be flying on a small plane. After Aaliyahfell asleep in the cab with complaints of a headache, her team tried to sort out the travel situation and when they returned to the cab, Aaliyah continued protesting. Russell claims one of her team members then gave her a sleeping pill and carried the unconscious singer to the plane.