DJ AM & Travis Barker Hospitalized After Plane Crash
First Published: September 20, 2008 3:54 PM EDT Credit: AP Photo/FilmMagic
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Musical collaborators Travis Barker and DJ AM were in critical condition in a burn unit, after the Learjet they were aboard crashed during takeoff late Friday in Columbia, South Carolina, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
Four other people on board the plane, including the pilot, co-pilot and two other passengers, died in the accident.
(Pictured: Friday, 9/19/08, Travis Barker & DJ AM of TRVSDJAM at the celebration of the launch of T-Mobile in South Carolina)
The four victims in the crash have been identified as Charles Still, 25; Chris Baker, 29; Sarah Lemmon, 31; and James Bland, 52, according to MSNBC.
Barker and DJ AM (whose real name is Adam Michael Goldstein) are being treated at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia, Access has confirmed.
“Travis Barker and Adam Goldstein are in critical but stable condition,” Beth Frits, spokesperson for the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, told Access.
Barker was taken by ambulance, while Goldstein was airlifted to the burn center, according to MSNBC.
The crash happened at 11:53 PM local time, when the plane overran the runway on takeoff, went through a fence, over a road and into an embankment, according to information from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Air traffic controllers reported seeing sparks after the jet overran the runway.
Barker and Goldstein had been performing at a concert in Columbia, with fellow musicians Perry Farrell and Gavin DeGraw.
DeGraw told Access’ Billy Bush that he had spoken with Barker and Goldstein just before they left. Neither he nor Farrell were aboard the plane, Access has confirmed.
Lemmon and Bland were reportedly the pilots of the jet, while Baker was reportedly Barker’s assistant, according to MTV.com.
The plane was headed for Van Nuys, Calif., according to the NTSB.
Barker, the former Blink-182 drummer, linked up with Goldstein recently for the “Fix Your Face” mixtape. The pair performed together earlier this month as the house band at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Barker, currently a member of rock band +44, also starred with now-ex-wife and former Miss USA Shanna Moakler on MTV reality show “Meet the Barkers.” Goldstein, a Los Angeles-based DJ, is Nicole Richie’s ex-fiance.
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