COLUMBIA, S.C. — A private jet carrying six people, including Travis Barker of blink-182 and his performing partner DJ-AM, crashed late Friday night at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
Barker and DJ-AM, whjose real name is Adam Goldstein, were critically injured. The four dead included the plane's pilot and co-pilot, Barker's personal assistant and a Barker body guard.
The privately owned aircraft never got off the runway, airport spokesperson Lynne Douglas. Officials said air traffic controllers reported seeing sparks as the plane rorared down the runway. It then 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.
The dead were idetified as pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, of Anaheim Hills, Calif., co-pilot James Bland, 52, of Carlsbad, Calif., Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City, Calif., and Charles Still, 25, of Riverside, Calif.
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