Aaliyah: Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMA Press/Newscom
Gary Susman
September 09, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

More than two years after Aaliyah’s death in a chartered plane crash, her parents have finally settled a lawsuit against the aircraft’s owners and operators, the Associated Press reports. Diane and Michael Houghton filed notice in federal court on Thursday that the case had been settled, with the terms of the settlement to be kept secret.

The singer-actress was 22 when her chartered Cessna 402B crashed in the Bahamas moments after takeoff. The Houghtons had sued plane operator Blackhawk International Airways Corp., owners Skystream Inc. and Gilbert Chacon, and flight broker Atlantic Flight Group. Investigators had reported that Blackhawk did not have permission from the Bahamas for commercial flights, and that the small plane was overloaded by hundreds of pounds. Neither the plaintiffs nor the defendants have commented on the settlement.

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