DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) and Travis Barker of former Blink-182 fame have been critically injured in a plane crash in South Carolina. After performing at a free concert held in Columbia, they caught a Learjet 60 to head back to Van Nuys, which took off at 11:53 p.m. on Friday night.
Sparks were seen as the airplane traveled down the runway, and it crashed through the antenna arena at the end of the runway and through the fence that surrounded it. The plane burst into flames as it hurdled across a roadway, and DJ AM and Travis are said to have saved their lives by jumping out of the plane almost immediately after it crashed. They were seen tearing off their burning clothes after leaving the plane.
DJ AM and Travis Barker are currently being treated for severe burns. DJ AM suffered extensive burns on his face, while Travis Barker has been burned badly from the waist down.
The four named dead by the coroner were pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31; co-pilot James Bland, 52; Chris Baker, 29; and Charles Still, 25.