November 20, 2008 |
The pilot of a private jet warned air traffic controllers that his plane was "going off the end" of a runway before it crashed, killing him and three others and injuring performer DJ AM and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. His words are the last captured on newly released cockpit recordings from the Sept. 19 crash, which severely burned Barker and DJ AM, a celebrity disc jockey whose real name is Adam Goldstein. Both are expected to recover. Controllers at the Columbia, S.C., airport can also be heard scrambling to divert other planes and summon emergency personnel.
December 25, 2008 |
A celebrity disc jockey who survived a fiery Learjet crash in South Carolina has sued several companies and the estates of the plane's pilots. Adam Goldstein, known as DJ AM, filed his complaint for negligence and breach of contract this week in Los Angeles Superior Court. Goldstein and punk rocker Travis Barker, who has also sued the companies, were the sole survivors of the Sept. 19 crash. Barker sued on behalf of the family of his bodyguard, Charles Still; the widow of Barker's assistant, Chris Baker, filed her own lawsuit earlier this month.
September 30, 2008 |
Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker was released from a Georgia hospital Monday after suffering severe burns in a fiery plane crash more than a week ago. Barker and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM were the only survivors of the crash just before midnight Sept. 19 at the main airport in Columbia, S.C. Two pilots and two other passengers, all from the L.A. area, were killed. DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, was released from the hospital last week.
September 27, 2008 |
Celebrity disc jockey DJ AM has been released from a Georgia hospital after suffering severe burns in a fiery plane crash a week ago, a spokeswoman for the musician said Friday. DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker were rushed to a burn hospital in Augusta, Ga., after their Learjet crashed on takeoff from an airport in Columbia, S.C. Two pilots and two other passengers, all from the L.A. area, were killed in the crash just before midnight Sept.
October 9, 2008 |
Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, who always has been afraid of flying, says he's glad to be alive after suffering severe burns in a fiery plane crash last month. "I hate planes," Barker said in an interview with Us Weekly magazine. "My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so when that happened . . . well, I'm just thankful to be alive! I'm just grateful to be here at all." The 32-year-old musician and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM were the only survivors of the crash just before midnight Sept.
September 30, 2009 |
Celebrity disc jockey and Los Angeles club owner Adam Goldstein -- better known by his professional alias, DJ AM -- died of an overdose of cocaine and prescription drugs, the New York medical examiner ruled Tuesday. "The cause of death was accidental drug overdose due to the combined effects of cocaine, Vicodin, oxycodone, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and levamisole," said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the New York medical examiner. Levamisole is a medication drug dealers cut cocaine with prior to selling it on the street.