Ex-Blink 182 Drummer Burned in Fatal Crash
A plane carrying two of Hollywood's A-listers crashed on Saturday killing four and leaving two critically injured.
The punk rock band Blink 182's former drummer Travis Barker, 32, and the ex-fiancee of Nicole Richie, and popular discjockey DJ AM (real name Adam Goldstein), 35, were the only survivors of the accident. The New York Times reported that those killed were Chris Baker, 29, Charles Still, 25, pilot Sarah Lemmon, and co-pilot James Bland, all of California.
The BBC said that Barker and Goldstein had been playing a show in Columbia, South Carolina, earlier under the name TRVSDJ-AM. Shortly after taxiing down the runway the plane experience what authorities are guessing was a tire blowout before coasting off the runway and erupting into flames.
While both Barker and Goldstein are expected to recover, doctors have said it is likely to take up to a year. Barker suffered second- and third-degree burns on the lower half of his body while Goldstein's hands, torso, and head sustained the majority of his injuries.