Ex-Blink 182 Drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM critically injured in plane crash
Travis Barker, ex-Blink 182 drummer, and Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein were both critically injured with extensive burns when their jet crashed in flames at the end of the runway in Columbia, South Carolina, killing four other people. The duo had just played at a free outdoor concert in the Five Points District on Friday night and were headed back to Van Nuys, California.
(photos of the plane that crashed carried Travis Barker and DJ AM. Four people pronounced dead)
Buzznet was tipped off to the story by our own FireAndRain; the Learjet 60 was leaving Columbia late Friday night, after the free concert. According to preliminary reports, witnesses saw sparks as the plane was leaving; the source of the sparks is unknown. The jet left the ground; however, it then immediately crashed on a road adjacent to the runway. There haven’t been any recent status updates as to the pair’s condition, beyond being admitted to the hospital for “extensive burns.” They’re both at a burn center in Augusta, Georgia.Our hearts and thoughts go out to the two crew members and two passengers who perished in the fiery crash and we wish the best for both Travis Barker and DJ AM.