SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) _ Relatives held a memorial service Friday for the pilot of the plane that crashed in the Bahamas last week, killing singer Aaliyah and eight others.

Luis Antonio Morales Blanes was flying the twin-engine Cessna 402B when it crashed shortly after takeoff on Abaco Island. He and all eight passengers were killed.

Bahamian and U.S. investigators have yet to determine the cause of the crash, but an aviation expert said the weight figures released by investigators indicate it was overloaded.

According to his family, Morales had more than 300 hours of experience flying the type of plane involved in the crash.

The body of Morales, 30, was flown out of the Bahamas Thursday and returned to his native Puerto Rico.

Morales had been living recently in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was sentenced to three years of probation in Florida on Aug. 13 after pleading no contest to charges of cocaine possession, dealing in stolen property and grand theft.