In what comes as a saddening surprise, Travis Barker and Adam Goldstein (aka DJ AM) were onboard a Learjet that crashed while taking off from a South Carolina airport early this morning (September 20).
According to reports, the crash was fatal - killing four people and critically injuring two others on the small aircraft. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen told that air-traffic controllers saw sparks before the plane careened off the runway and crashed at a nearby road.
At this time, Barker and Goldstein are both said to be listed in critical condition at a burn clinic in Augusta, Georgia. Barker is said to have suffered injuries from the waist down, while DJ AM incurred facial burns.
Federal officials have also said that two crew members and two passengers were killed in the crash - with a coroner identifying three victims: Pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31; co-pilot James Bland, 52; and Barker's assistant, Chris Baker, 29.
William Owens, who was driving down the road and stopped to help after the incident occurred, told press that he saw Travis Barker and Adam Goldstein by the side of the plane, saying: "We turned to the jet to try and see if there was anything we could do, but immediately, there was nothing anyone could do."
Below are pictures of DJ AM and Travis Barker at the VMAs (September 7) and of Travis Barker at the after-parties.