DJ AM Files Fatal Crash Lawsuit

DJ AM filed a lawsuit on Tuesday which blames both the equipment and pilots for the plane crash in September that claimed four lives, joining Travis Barker, late bodyguard Charles Still’s mother, and Chris Baker’s widow in a series of separate lawsuits. Barker and Still’s mother have not named the pilots’ estates as defendants; Baker’s widow has listed similar defendants to DJ AM’s lawsuit, which names the two pilots, Global Exec Aviation, Clay Lacy Aviation, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Inter Travel & Services Inc., and Learjet.

DJ AM’s legal papers claim that “The pilots were either poorly trained and/or failed to follow their training,” also stating that the plane was “defective, not fit for its intended purposes and unreasonably dangerous.” The lawsuit states that the private Lear jet reached takeoff speed when the pilots realized that one or more tires were damaged, and the takeoff was abandoned, which in turn caused the plane to overrun the runway and come to a fiery stop against an embankment.

AM, whose legal name is Adam Goldstein, claims that “pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement and loss of earnings,” reports People.