The pals, who recently performed as the ‘house band’ at the MTV Video Music Awards, were passengers on a California-bound Learjet, which crashed on take-off from Columbia airport after reportedly failing to clear the runway.
Both stars are said to have scrambled from the blazing wreck of the aircraft before emergency rescue services arrived.
The deceased have been identified as pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, co-pilot James Bland, 52, Charles Still, 25, a close friend of both stars, and Barker’s assistant Chris Baker, 29.
“Both Travis Barker and Adam Goldstein ( DJ AM) are in critical but stable condition and are being treated at Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia after surviving a plane crash late last night (20Sep08) in Columbia, South Carolina.”
Barker’s ex-wife, Playboy playmate Shanna Moakler, has reportedly flown out to the medical centre to be by her ex-husband’s side.
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