Travis Barker and DJ AM Survive Plane Crash
Published Sep 22, 2008A small Learjet plane that was carrying Travis Barker and Adam "DJ AM Goldstein, along with select members of their entourage, crashed in South Carolina early Sunday (September 21), leaving the musicians in critical but stable condition. According to a report from the Associated Press, the two musicians suffered extreme burns but are expected to fully recover.
Unfortunately, the crash left four casualties: pilot Sarah Lemmon, co-pilot James Bland, Barkers personal assistant Chris Baker and security guard Charles Still. Both Baker and Still were regulars on Barkers reality show, Meet the Barkers.
While the reason for the crash has not been officially determined, it is presumed that it was the result of a tire bursting as the plane was taking off. Debbie Hersman, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, told the press that a voice recording from the cockpit suggests the crew attempted to abort the takeoff but were unsuccessful. "The crew reacted to a sound that was consistent with a tire blowout, she said.
The plane then shot off the runway through a fence and into a highway where it burst into flames. A witness discovered the musicians in the street and put out their burning clothes.
The duo had been in South Carolina to perform as TRVSDJ-AM, their new DJ and drum project that also performed at the MTV VMAs this month. The duo recently released the Fix Your Face mixtape, which can be downloaded here.
TRVSDJ-AM "Fix Your Face