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Up in Flames

A plane crash left four dead, including the pilot and co-pilot, but sparred Travis Barker and “DJ AM.?
In fact, the two celebrities were the only people who did not die in the crash according to the Chicago Tribune. They both remain in critical condition at a burn center in Augusta, Ga.

The drummer, Barker, best known as the drummer for the defunct Blink-182, and Adam Goldstein, known to the general public as DJ AM, had performed together Friday night at free concert near the University of South Carolina under the name TRVSDJ-AM. Team Mobile sponsored the event which also included musicians Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction and Gavin DeGraw.

The plane was set to depart just before midnight with passengers Barker, DJ AM, Chris Baker, assistant to Barker, and Charles Still, security guard to Barker, onboard heading to Van Nuys, California. But the plane didn’t even make it off the ground. Air traffic controllers saw sparks spitting from the plane followed by the aircraft plunging off the runway and though antennas and fences. The plane finally rested on an embankment across a five-lane highway before starting ablaze according to Debbie Hersman, of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Upon inspection of the crash site on Saturday the smell of jet fuel still hung in the air, a trail of black jet soot lead across the runway, the nose of the aircraft was gone, and the roof was missing from two-thirds of the plane.

Columbia Mayor Bob Coble called the crash, “Absolutely terrible and tragic.?