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Travis Barker and DJ AM Listed As Critical But Stable After Plane Crash

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Travis Barker and DJ AM
Travis Barker, 32, ex-husband of former Miss USA Shanna Moakler and the drummer formally for the rock band Blink 182 was recently in a plane accident in South Carolina that killed four people and critically injured Barker and DJ AM (Adam Goldstein former boyfriend of Nicole Richie) Friday night. The Learjet 60 that the musician boarded following a college concert crashed shortly before midnight Friday in Columbia, S.C, killing Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City (Barker’s personal assistant) and Charles Still, 25, of Los Angeles whom were both members of Barker’s entourage, as well as pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, of Anaheim Hills and co-pilot James Bland, 52, of Carlsbad, CA.

Barker and DJ AM managed to escape the crash suffering from only second and third degree burns. Travis Barker suffered from burns on his torso and lower body, while Goldstein suffered from burns on his arm, and a portion of his scalp. The two were transported to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia.

Travis Barker and DJ AM Plane Crash Photo

During a press appearance, Dr. Fred Mullins stated that he anticipates a full recovery of both Barker and DJ AM who has been stated to be in critical but stable condition.

The crash occurred when the small jet, en route to Van Nuys, CA, prepared to take off at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport which air traffic controllers stated that they began seeing sparks. Suddenly the jet ran off the runway and went into a perimeter fence, wires and then crossed over onto the roadway before hitting a berm (defensive wall) and became engulfed in flames.

Travis Barker is most known for his extraordinary drumming and working with several hip-hop artists, rock stars and bands and for his MTV previous reality show “Meet The Barkers” which aired in 05-06. Barker’s work includes a remix of Soulja Boy’s “Crank That,” remix of Flo Rida’s single “Low” which will appear on “Guitar Hero: World Tour,” and The Game’s latest album, L.A.X. for the track “Dope Boys.”

On September 7th, Travis Barker was a stage feature in which he was the drummer for performances during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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