Travis Barker and DJ AM were the only two survivors from a plane crash in Columbia, South Carolina. They are in critical condition.
Barker and Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein were leaving Columbia after playing a large outdoor concert Saturday night. According to CNN, “the Learjet 60 crashed on takeoff at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport at 11:53 p.m.” It was headed to Van Nuys, California.
“They overran the end of runway 11. They
impacted the antenna array and a number of lights at the end of the
runway. They went through the perimeter fence and across the roadway
here,” said NTSB spokeswoman Debbie Hersman, briefing reporters on Saturday. “There was a significant post-crash fire.”
William Owens told WIS-TV he was driving down Highway 302 when he said he saw a fireball go across the road.
“I didn’t know what I had seen — it was maybe 800 feet in front of me,
but as I approached it closer though, I made out a fire. By then I was
able to see the tail of the jet and I recognized it as a jet,” Owens
Owens told the station he tried to get to the wreckage.
“It’s in flames and the fuel is running across the road and I had to
cross the fuel to get to the two guys that seemed to have been dumped
on the highway,” Owens said.
Owens told WIS-TV the two men were
running around and pulling off clothing to put out the flames. He said
he asked them if anyone else was on board the plane and they said four
people were with them.
“We turned to the jet to try and see if
there was anything we could do, but immediately, there was nothing
anyone could do,” Owens said.
The four other people on the plane were pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, co-pilot James Bland, 52, Chris Baker, 29, and Charles Still, 25, all from California.
Travis Barker has been the subject of various rumors over the past couple of years regarding his alleged death. He and Goldstein are listed in critical condition with severe burns.
Travis Barker has two children.