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Damon Dash blames director Harold "Hype" Williams for the untimely death of R&B singer Aaliyah.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton died at age 22 in a plane crash on Aug 25, 2001 in the Bahamas.

Dash, Aaliyah's boyfriend at the time, said she was supposed to be on another private jet sent by singer Lenny Kravitz - not the small plane that she went down on.

Dash said Hype Williams took the private jet, leaving Aaliyah to fly back home on a Cessna 402 twin-engine light aircraft.

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Dash said Aaliyah was anxious to get back home after filming a music video for her single "Rock the Boat." He said Aaliyah texted him with concerns about the small plane.

Williams reportedly overloaded the small aircraft with film equipment, lighting, and sound equipment. The equipment was over the plane's weight limit, and the plane crashed seconds after takeoff.

Aaliyah reportedly survived the crash but she later succumbed to her injuries. Seven others died in the crash including Aaliyah's make up artist and stylist.
 

 
In an interview with ET's Kevin Frazier, Dash said that he heard Kravitz "had offered her a jet, and then Hype took the jet. That's what really pissed me off about the whole situation."

Ironically, Aaliyah's body was flown back to the U.S. on the private jet she was supposed to fly home on.

When asked if he would ever talk to Hype Williams again, Dash responded "F**k him."

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Williams, 51, was the go-to music video director in the 1990s. He directed Kanye West's music videos for "Heartless", "All of the Lights" and "Gold Digger."

He also directed music videos for Busta Rhymes, TLC, Jamie Foxx, Pharrell, Missy Elliott, LL Cool J, Twista, and Beyonce, among others.

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Williams is credited with pioneering camera techniques that are still utilized in music videos today.

His work earned him the Billboard Music Video Award for Best Director of the Year (1996), the NAACP Image Award (1997), MTV Video Music Award (1998) and the BET Award for Best Director (2006) for Kanye West's "Gold Digger".

However, Williams' career took a hit after Aaliyah's death, when he was blacklisted by the music industry for several years.

Watch Dash's interview below.
 

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A gender reveal stunt in a Cessna plane went horribly wrong when the plane crashed into the sea as the expectant parents looked on.

The accident happened off the coast of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, on March 30, Yahoo reports.

Cellphone video shows the light aircraft dropping pink powder to reveal the gender of the unborn child as a girl.

The plane flew overhead and then dropped out of the sky. Shocked family and friends screamed as the plane crashed.

Authorities say four people were on the plane. Two people -- the pilot and the co-pilot --died. The Navy Guard did not explain if the other two people were rescued.

Gender reveal parties have increased in popularity over the years. Some of the parties have ended in tragedy, including a 26-year-old dad who died in an explosion.

The blogger who started the gender reveal craze 10 years ago spoke out after forest fires threatened lives during some parties.

"Stop having these stupid parties," wrote Jenna Myers Karvunidis, who blogs under High Gloss and Sauce on Facebook. "For the love of God, stop burning things down to tell everyone about your kid's penis. No one cares but you."

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A civilian jetliner crashed in Iran shortly after take-off from Tehran Airport, about an hour after Iran fired missiles at Iraq bases that house U.S. troops.

The crash killed all 176 souls on board the Ukrainian airliner early Wednesday morning local time.

Among the dead are 3 British citizens, 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 3 Germans, and 10 Swedes.

Video footage shows smoldering wreckage at the crash site shortly after dawn on Wednesday.

Safety experts said the plane crash was caused by engine problems that were unrelated to the missile attack on Iraq military bases. The airline said the pilot did not declare an emergency.

There were no American casualties or injuries in the missile attacks. The damage was minimal after the Iranians fired 15 ballistics missiles at the Iraqi bases where U.S. troops are stationed.

According to published reports, the missiles struck 2 empty bases in Iraq. The Pentagon was warned before the start of the attack and the bases were cleared of U.S. personnel before the missiles struck.

President Donald Trump assured Americans in a tweet regarding the missile attack late Tuesday night.

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Torrey Ward

Illinois State Associate Head Coach Torrey Ward was among 7 passengers killed in a plane crash near Bloomington airport early Tuesday.

Torrey and five others were traveling on Scott Bittner's private plane on the way back home after attending the NCAA tournament title game in Indianapolis on Monday.

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