Former Blink-182 Drummer Barker, DJ AM Hurt In Plane Crash
September 22, 2008 at 5:16 AM (PT)
Fans of former BLINK-182 drummer TRAVIS BARKER and DJ AM, a celebrity disc jockey, anxiously waited for word this weekend on the critical burns the two suffered in an incredible escape from the flaming wreckage of a private jet.
The LEARJET crashed late FRIDAY night shortly after taking off from an airport in COLUMBIA, SC, where they had just performed a concert for thousands of college students. BARKER and DJ AM, whose real name is ADAM GOLDSTEIN, were in critical but stable condition at a burn center in AUGUSTA, GA., hospital spokeswoman BETH FRITS said.
Two other passengers, CHRIS BAKER, 29, of STUDIO CITY, CA, and CHARLES STILL, 25, of LOS ANGELES died, as did pilot SARAH LEMMON, 31, of ANAHEIM HILLS, CA and co-pilot JAMES BLAND, 52, of CARLSBAD, CA, according to the county coroner. BAKER was an assistant to BARKER and STILL was a security guard for the musician. A publicist described the men as close friends of their employers.
As of this morning, BARKER and DJ AM are expected to fully recover, according to one of their doctors. Both men remained in critical but stable condition SUNDAY.