Another injured is Hollywood famed music deejay D.J. AM, original name Adam Michael Goldstein. It was reported that Travis Barker and DJ AM saved their own lives by jumping out the alighted plane after it plunged to the ground. Travis was burned from the waist down and in critical condition while DJ AM had his face severely burned. Both now are treated at a burn center in Augusta, Georgia.
The four victims were identified as Chris Baker (pic), 29, and the pilot Sarah Lemmon,31, co-pilot James Bland, 52, and Charles Still, 25, of Los Angeles.
According to the reports, the plane carrying six people was departing from S.C.'s Columbia to California's Van Nuys. But the plane crashed in the vicinity of Highway 302 after overrunning the runway. The true cause of Travis Barker plane accident is still probing.LAT's The Envelope summarized the accident:
The crash happened before midnight on Friday. A twin-engine private Learjet with six passengers onboard never left the ground, overran the runway, struck an antenna array and several lights, and began sending up sparks.
After skidding off the end of the runway, through a perimeter fence between the airfield and a roadway, the plane crossed the roadway, stopping on an embankment.
It caught fire on impact. Two passengers - later confirmed to be AM and Barker - escaped the plane but the other two passengers and crew members died in the crash.
Us Magazine reports that AM was put in a doctor-induced coma and will undergo skin grafts.
Hours earlier before the tragedical accident happened, Travis Barker and DJ AM had performed at an event alongside singers Perry Farrell and Gavin DeGraw. The anxiety for the safety of singers Farrell and DeGraw was only relieved after the deceased were identified. (Images credit: PR Photos)