Travis Barker And DJ AM Involved In Plane Crash, 4 Dead

Travis Barker

Travis Barker

Travis Barker and DJ AM were critically injured in a plane crash over the weekend (Sept. 20) after leaving a South Carolina gig where the two performed as TRVSDJ-AM.

A total of six men were aboard the Learjet that was scheduled to take off for Van Nuys, California.

Sparks, however, from the plane soon appeared and the apparatus was engulfed in flames.

TMZ is reporting the pilot heard the tire of the plane burst and reported the accident to the control tower. The plane attempted to avoid taking off, but then overran the runway and burst into flames after hitting an embankment. Barker and AM jumped from the plane; the rest on board died almost instantly.

The pair managed to escape, but they each suffered serious burns. The other four men on the plane, including Barker’s assistant who was rushing home to his wife who was set to go into labor, died in the blaze. Investigations into the crash have been concluded, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Currently, AM is in a doctor-induced coma and is in care at the Joseph Still Burn Center. The DJ was burned on portions of his upper body and face. Barker was burned below his waste; his ex-wife, Shanna Moakler who starred alongside the drummer in MTV’s “Meet The Barkers” flew to be with Barker. Mandy Moore, reportedly, also flew to be by AM’s side, the pair briefly dated in 2006.

Jermaine Dupri was also seen at the hospital, according to reports.

Both men are in stable condition and are expected to make full recoveries, doctors said.—Anthony Thomas

  • LEO

    including Barker’s assistant who was rushing home to his wife who was set to go into labor, died in the blaze.

    Damn man…that’s the saddest shit I’ve heard in a while…R.I.P…at least he gets to live through his seed…

    • styles11

      I co-sign that man that’s some sad shit to be gone when your baby is coming in to the world.
      damm that’s sad . i hope these cats pull through i don’t think il be using planes for a while. As long as gas prices are up these bitches aint never gonna check these planes properly to avoid shit like this. They just gonna cut costs by cutting maintenance cost to keep their pockets fat while they risk peoples lives thats 4 people dead and more to go R.I.P

  • i am legend

    thats a tragedy im saddened 2 hear this i hope they recover im pulling 4 them rest in peace 2 the individuals who didnt make it they should do a thorough inspection of these planes b4 they take off.

  • that nigga

    Damn R.I.P to the fallen soldiers and hold your head Travis and AM. Prayers are with you.

  • Beav

    Co-Sign Leo
    Shitts Fucked

  • http://xxlmag.com Tre Trilla

    Man they say “God works in mysterious ways… RIP to those who didnt make it, and to those that did hold ya head and summn got to change cause u dont just walk away from a plane crash living.It’s a reason u still on earth, figure it out. U know what it is yall 504 till the meat sho…

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  • Cutty Slim

    Man, this not only crazy, but it’s messed up. Glad to hear my dawg Travis is good and will make a good recovery. Yet to hear about his assistant and the other three is heart breaking. My condolences go out to the family and to his baby he was able to see.