Aaliyah was an American singer and actress who was killed in a plane crash on August 25, at the Marsh Harbour Airport on the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. She had just completed filming for the music video for her single "Rock the Boat". Employees of Virgin Records America accompanied her on the flight. . A year-old charter pilot who witnessed the crash saw the Cessna go. Commercial Aircraft Stolen From Seattle, Fs Pursue, Pilot Commits Suicide. Matthew August 11, 13 Comments.