POPSUGAR Celebrity

DJ AM and Travis Barker Critically Injured in a Plane Crash

Sep 20 2008 - 9:32am

Last night DJ AM and Travis Barker were both critically injured in a Learjet crash in South Carolina [1] after playing a show in Columbia, SC earlier in the evening.

The air traffic controllers saw sparks as the plane was taking off and it went off the runway onto a nearby road where a witness saw flames bursting from the scene and two men (DJ AM and Travis Barker) attempting to extinguish the fires on themselves. The plane had a total of 6 passengers and the other four were killed. The witness said there was no way to help the others on the plane who have now been identified as: pilot Sarah Lemmon, co-pilot James Bland, and Barker's assistant and bodyguard, Chris Baker, and Charles Still. The local news has video of the wrecked plane [2]. DJ AM and Travis Barker are currently in stable condition and being treated for severe burns.

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