Hours after performing for thousands of S.C. college students, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM were critically injured in a fiery Learjet crash that killed four people, authorities said Saturday.
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 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.
Goldstein, 35, a popular DJ for hire who at one time was engaged to Nicole Richie, was scheduled to be in Charlotte next month for a party at The Forum nightclub. Barker, 32, was one of the more colorful members of the punk rock band Blink-182
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Barker and Goldstein had performed together Friday at a free concert in Columbia.