kinda disturbing i was just thinkin about the ticker i first saw when Aaliyah died in a plane crash, just last night....and now this
Travis Barker and DJ AM have been critically injured in a Learjet crash in South Carolina that killed four people.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen tells the Associated Press the plane, carrying six people, was departing shortly before midnight Friday when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. It appears the plane was attempting to take off, ran off the runway through a fence and hit an embankment, according to initial reports. The plane then caught fire.
Sources tell TMZ.com that Barker and DJ AM saved their own lives by jumping out the door of the burning plane, almost immediately after the small jet came to a halt.
Barker and DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein (and who was once engaged to Nicole Richie), were at a burn center in Augusta, Georgia. Beth Frits, spokeswoman at Joseph Still Burn Center, told CNN both men had "extensive burns."
TMZ.com reports that Barker has been burned from his waste down and that DJ AM's face was severely burned.
Federal officials say two crew members and two passengers have been killed. A coroner has identified three of the victims: Pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, of Anaheim Hills, Calif.; co-pilot James Bland, 52, of Carlsbad, Calif.; and Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City, Calif. all died in the crash.
Barker and Goldstein, who perform together under the name TRVSDJ-AM, played a free concert in Columbia, South Carolina's college neighborhood Friday night.
Other acts at the concert included Perry Farrell and Gavin DeGraw. Representatives for Farrell and DeGraw told the AP they were not on the plane.
Said Columbia Mayor Bob Coble: "It's absolutely terrible and tragic."