Breaking news today of a plane crash last night about midnight that took the lives of four people in South Carolina. Of those killed, two were crew on the plane, pilot- Sarah Lemmon 31 & co-pilot James Bland 52; and two were passengers, Chris Baker 29 & Charles Still 25. We wish to give condolences to their friends and family. Also involved in the plane crash is the famous DJ Adam Goldstein, known as DJAM; and, the ex-drummer of Blink-182 Travis Barker. They had performed at an event on Friday night and were taking off from the airport when the crash occured.
Travis Barker is a well known drummer who also was married to Shanna Moakler a former Miss USA and former contestant on Dancing With The Stars. He was known by his tattoos as well as his drumming skills. He was involved in a rumored relationship with Paris Hilton, at one time, during his marriage which resulted in tabloid reports of cat fights involving his wife and Paris Hilton. Shanna and Travis have had a rocky on again off again marriage and divorce. They have two children together…Shanna had a child previously with Oscar De La Hoya.
DJAM is an owner of the popular club LAX. He has performed on musical albums for many artists and is well known as a disc jockey. He was at one time engaged to Paris Hilton’s former best friend, Nicole Richie. He has been romantically involved with other famous females such as Mandy Moore and Jessica Stam.
Both Travis and Adam have been transported to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia where they are both listed in critical condition. They are going to need alot of prayer and support to get through the healing process.
Update: The executive director at the burn center in Augusta, Georgia said that he expects both young men to make a full recovery. The injuries that Travis Barker incurred were restricted to burns on his torso and his lower body; while, Adam Goldstein was burned on his arm and on his head. Investigators are still investigating however, the voice recorder from the aircraft was recovered and there was a sound on the tape consistent with a tire blowing. That evidence, along with pieces of the tire tread near the take off point seems to point to a tire blowout just before take off, which could have caused the crash.