Barker and Goldstein recovering after plane crash

Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, 32, and disc jockey DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) 35, are in critical but stable condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Georgia after a plane crash Friday night. They’d played a free concert in South Carolina and were on their way to California. The pilot, co-pilot and two other passengers, both members of Barker’s entourage, all died in the crash. Barker and Goldstein are believed to have survived because they jumped from the private Learjet immediately upon impact. Both received second and third degree burns, and doctors predict their injuries may take up to a year to heal. A spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Board said on Sunday that pilots tried to abort takeoff after notifying air traffic controllers that they’d heard a tire burst. Air traffic controllers reported seeing sparks coming from the plane as it tried to take off.  It skidded off the end of the runway and crashed on the other side of a five-lane highway.

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  1. Jo-Anne. • September 22, 2008 @ 11:40 AM

    This news must have hit them and their families/friends hard – I hope they continue on their way to a complete recovery.

  2. Nancy • September 23, 2008 @ 10:21 AM

    Such tragedy after giving a free concert (TRVSDJ-AM) in Columbia. I hope Travis & Adam recover quickly and my condolences to the family & friends of Sarah Lemmon, James Bland, Chris Baker and Charles Sill, the 4 who weren’t so lucky.

  3. jrobert • September 23, 2008 @ 8:37 PM

    I am glad to hear that Travis Barker and DJ AM survived the plane crash,in time I hope they make a full recovery.As for the pilot,co-pilot and two other passengers who perished in the crash,the thoughts and prayers of many are with them.

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