I just got back from being out of town and was in shock when I heard the news yesterday. But in case you were living under a rock this weekend like me, Travis Barker and DJ AM were the only survivors of a Learjet crash. Here are the details from Yahoo News:
“Officials said the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. The plane hurtled off the end of a runway and crashed through antennas and a fence. It came to rest a quarter-mile away on an embankment across a five-lane highway and was engulfed in flames, said Debbie Hersman, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Barker and DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, were in critical but stable condition at a burn center in Augusta, Ga., on Saturday afternoon, hospital spokeswoman Beth Frits said. Augusta is about 75 miles southwest of Columbia
Two other passengers — Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City, Calif., and Charles Still, 25, of Los Angeles — died, as did pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, of Anaheim Hills, Calif., and co-pilot James Bland, 52, of Carlsbad, Calif., according to the county coroner. Baker was an assistant to Barker and Still was a security guard for the musician”
Travis has burns on his torso to his lower body, while DJ AM has burn on his head, and arm. Dr. Fred Mullins, of the burn center where the two are being treated said, “I think these patients are going to make a full recovery. Anybody who can survive a plane crash is very lucky.”
It’s so sad. I want to wish Travis and DJ AM a speedy recovery, and want to give a TVgasm condolence to the families of Chris Baker, Charles Still, Sarah Lemmon, and James Bland.