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Travis Barker, DJ AM Injured in Fatal Plane Crash

Travis Barker, DJ AM Injured in Fatal Plane Crash

Former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, were injured in a plane crash that killed four people (3 males, 1 female) and critically injured two, NBC News reports.

Both Travis and DJ AM were in critical condition as of Saturday morning and transported to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia.

The FAA said the plane carrying six people was departing from South Carolina’s Columbia Metropolitan Airport headed to Van Nuys, Calif., when an air traffic controller reported seeing sparks. The plane went off the runway and crashed on a nearby road.

Travis performed Friday night at an event with Perry Farrel, Gavin DeGraw, and DJ AM. Earlier this month, Travis and DJ AM were the house band at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Travis, DJ AM, their friends and family.

UPDATE: The deceased are Sarah Lemmon (pilot), James Bland (co-pilot), Chris Baker (Travis’ assistant) and Charles Still (Travis’ bodyguard). Our deepest condolences and sympathies to all of their families and friends.

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  • Sorella

    Wow, so shocking and sad. My heart and prayers go out to all of them and their families. How terrible.

  • and thats is so sad! god bless!

  • cheryl j

    MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

  • megan

    why the hell would anyone try to first this? this isn’t some game.

    i was listening to 1010 wins and 4 are dead and travis and the dj are in the burn unit in a georgia hospital.

    this is so sad.

  • QL

    praying for a speedy recovery

  • tracy

    im frecnh i don’t udnerstand , are they dead ??????

  • blinkfan

    that’s terrible.
    my thoughts & prayers go out to Travis, i’ve always loved & admired his talent.

    & DJ AM too, although i don’t know him..

    i hope they are all alright

  • Seriousblue

    I hope they are okay and get through it. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families!

  • cAPTAIN JACK

    They are in my thoughts and prayers, as are the families of those that perished.

  • sweetie

    They are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Muser

    Oh my god… I swear I am so shocked right now, I really hope they’ll recover quickly. So there were 6 people in the plane and 4 people are dead so they’re the only 2 that survive??

  • Shar

    saw this on Perez this morning, RIP for the dead, And I hope Travis & DJ make it. Perez is still giving updates on what’s happening.

  • s xoxo

    oh, so sad whan things like that happen…

  • michelledepp

    They were the only survivors from that crash…..
    I hope that they realize how lucky they are & that they have a full recovery!

  • brown eyez

    Very delicate time for them. Burns can cause severe shock,dehydration,infection. If they are as bad as i think they are..burns from jet fuel are deadly…then i pray that Adam and Travis pass away quicly with minimal pain. God Bless Them !!!

  • athena

    Wow, this is shocking….MANY BLESSINGS TO Travis and DJ Jam for a quick recovery. My Blessings and condolences go to the families and love ones of those whom have passed on…may they find peace.

  • melissa

    MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES,

  • Jen

    my thoughts and prayers are with them…

  • blink182fan

    praying for a speedy recovery

  • Kaia

    Omg, this is so sad. My prayers go out to Travis and DJ AM. I really hope they survive. Also, I offer my condolences to the families of the four persons who passed away. May those who are no longer with us R.I.P. Jeez, I am tearing up.

  • nicole

    im a former nurse at the burn unit they are at and i can tell you that if they are listed in critical condition as i hear they are, it is not good. that’s a 50/50 chance of living through the complications of a severe burn. that is the #1 burn unit in the country though so if they are able to be saved, that hospital will save them. I hate to say they are going to have serious complications. My prayers are with them.

  • mike

    i hope he turns out alright

    and i hope he can still drum

  • AJG

    Was Mark Hoppus on the plane?
    Thank God Travis and Dj AM survived!
    I’m sorry for the others who died, may God be with you.

  • AJG

    Was Mark Hoppus on the plane?
    Thank God Travis and Dj AM survived!
    I’m sorry for the others who died, may God be with them.

  • AJG

    Was Mark Hoppus on the plane?
    Thank God Travis and Dj AM survived!
    I’m sorry for the others who died, may God be with them.

  • AJG

    Was Mark Hoppus on the plane?
    Thank God Travis and Dj AM survived!
    I’m sorry for the others who died, may God be with them.

  • Karen

    Augusta Burn Center is awesome . They do a lot of good there . Best recovery wishes for Travis and Adam , condolences to the families of the ones whom didn’ t make it .

  • cris

    what a nightmare
    I hope it is not bad

  • melissa

    THEY SAID THEY PERFORMED WITH PERRY FARRELL AND GAVIN DEGRAW{BUT NO WORD IF THEY WERE ABOARD THE JET I HOPE NOT…MY PRAYERS AND GOD BE WITH THEM..

  • alexanderina

    This is so sad and tragic. I am praying that Travis and DJAM are going to be okay and my heart goes out to the four people that died and their families and friends. According to PH, Perry wasn’t on the plane, don’t know about Gavin though

  • cris

    burns are the worst thing in the world
    I’m sorry for the people who died

  • alexanderina

    CNN showed a picture of the plane and it is a miracle that Travis and DJAM survived

  • Kaia

    So Perry Farrel wasn’t on the plane. Anyone know if Gavin DeGraw was onboard?

  • Amy

    Get well soon, and my condolences to families and friends of those who have died.

  • melissa

    Small jet crashes at Columbia Metro Airport

    Posted: Sep 20, 2008 06:57 AM CDT

    Updated: Sep 20, 2008 08:56 AM CDT

    Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM are in critical condition, Jennifer Wilson reports
    RAW: Learjet crash
    Small jet crashes at Columbia Metro Airport, Jennifer Wilson reports

    In this Sept. 7, 2008 file photo, DJ AM and musician Travis Barker pose backstage at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards held at Paramount Pictures Studio Lot in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – Officials with the Columbia Metropolitan Airport say a small jet has crashed killing four.

    Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. She says the plane went off the runway and crashed on a nearby road.

    Federal officials say two crew members and two passengers have been killed.

    Officials say two people have survived the crash and have been carried to the Augusta Burn Center.

    Officials at the Augusta Burn Center say they have Travis Barker, the former drummer from the band Blink-182, and Adam Michael Goldstein, aka DJ AM. Both are in critical condition. Barker and Goldstein were in Columbia Friday night for a concert at Five Points.

    The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a news conference for 11:30am.

    The airport will be closed until 12pm according to officials.

    Autopsies are currently being performed to confirm the identity of the four who died in the crash.

    More on this story as it develops…

    Posted by Jeremy Turnage

    Copyright 2008 Raycom Media. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. AP contributed to this report.

  • Kaia

    Wait, now I am hearing Farrell was on the plane..which is it??

  • melissa

    THERE ARE PICS OF THE CRASH @ THIS ABOVE SITE

  • chris

    i really hope travis turns out ok, hes an oustanding drummer, he gets me wishes all the way from africa

  • chris

    i really hope travis turns out ok, hes an oustanding drummer, he gets my best wishes all the way from africa

  • melissa

    AND PEREZ HILTON SAYS FARRELL WAS “NOT” ON THE PLANE

  • alexanderina

    # 34 Kaia @ 09/20/2008 at 10:21 am

    don’t know if he was on board

  • blink is the best

    that’s so sad, i hope they are okay.
    we, in Finland, are praying for you guys.

  • stephiedanger

    WHERE IS GAVIN!? HOW DOES NO ONE KNOW WHERE HE IS!?!?

  • killershoes

    What kind of plane?

  • http://zoqy.net Victoria

    This is terribly sad news, my thoughts are with the families of those involved.

  • J Nettles

    This could be interesting… DJ AM is in the burn unit – critical. So he will become sort of a Phantom of the Opera guy, totally hideous and haunted by a happier past. He will not play the organ though, because he doesn’t know how – he will scratch records and lay down fat beatz. Also, he will stalk his Ex Nicole, who has her own life and is a new mother. He will lament over her for some time and then kidnap her and imprison her in his sewer-lair. He will serenade her with fresh cutz, but she will fear his ghastly looks. Then Paris and Benji will have to rescue her from his clutches and DJ AM will consume himself in a final conflagration. He had always wished he dies with his four friends in the crash. Well, that’s the story. My prayers are with both the survivors and the dead. I hope nobody famous died.

  • melissa

    PEREZ HILTN SAYS GAVIN DEGRAW WAS NOT IN THE PLANE

  • melissa

    OOPS I MEANT HILTON

  • Olivia

    I just heard about this on CNN. I can’t believe this. It’s like a really bad dream. I’m praying that Travis & DJ pull through this (and sustain as little injuries as possible). My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.

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