Was Aaliyah responsible for the tragic plane crash that resulted in the death of eight people including the singer herself? You decide. Aaliyah, who was just 22 when she died in the plane crash, had been shooting her music video for “Rock the Boat” in the Bahamas. While she wasn’t set to return to the U.S. for another four days, she was desperate to head back home early. She was allegedly told that the private jet couldn’t carry the entire load luggage that she wanted to bring back, but she refused to leave any of it behind. Shortly after takeoff, the plane plunged into the ground resulting in the fatal crash.