Travis Barker - 4 killed, 2 hurt as rock star's jet crashes

tathepilot

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26803108/

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A Learjet has crashed while departing from a South Carolina airport, killing four people and critically injuring two others including a former member of rock band Blink 182.NBC News reported that Travis Barker, an ex-drummer with the band who also starred in MTV reality show "Meet the Barkers", was among those hurt. He was transported to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia, where he was listed in critical condition on Saturday morning.
Barker had performed Friday night at an event alongside Perry Farrell, the former Jane's Addiction singer, as well as Gavin DeGraw and DJ AM.

Hospital officials later confirmed that DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Michael Goldstein, had also been admitted to the burn unit in critical condition. It was not clear whether Farrell and DeGraw were also traveling with Barker.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday from Columbia when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. She said the plane went off the runway and crashed on a nearby road.
Bergen said the Lear 60 was headed to Van Nuys, California. She was unable to confirm the names of who was on board.

http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=66332&catid=2

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9043949
 
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Yea It happened at CAE this morning, he's in critical condition due to burns.......
 

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I assume 2 of the 4 dead are the pilots...here's to them today since they will likely be forgotten in the news coverage.

As of the latest ATC Planning Advisory and the NOTAMS...looks like CAE is still closed. Rwy 5/23 was already closed for PAEW...11/29 now closed for cleanup and investigation.
 

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We were on downwind for 11 from LGA when it happened right around midnight. We were hurriedly told to hold at CAE for a "Lear that just skidded off the runway". I heard them tell a Mesa crew that they had to check the integrity of the runway and there were sparks seen. After we entered the hold at CAE I looked down and could see the ARFF vehicles and some smoke coming up off the end of rwy 11 by the highway. Approach came back and told us it was pretty bad and it would be a while so we promptly diverted to ATL. Pretty tragic!

Here's a news page with pics
http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9043949&nav=menu36_2
 

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Another news story reported that the airplane had a diversion back to TEB a few days ago, followed by a pattern flight at TEB. Maintenance test flight maybe?
 

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Anyone know the operator, plane seems based in Irvine, CA?
 

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Flight Aware shows a previous flight from TEB to Tulsa that returned to TEB. Then, what looks like 2 maintenance flights, one the day of the accident.

Everybody be careful out there!

RIP

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Pictures look like the trunk fuel let go. For a trip to VNY, probably full. That's 5,000lbs of fuel. Sad.

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Bucket on the left engine appears stowed...
 

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Anyone know the operator, plane seems based in Irvine, CA?

"...The plane was headed for Van Nuys, Calif. It is owned by Global Exec Aviation, a California-based charter company, and was certified to operate last year, Hersman said. The company said it had no immediate comment..."
 

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Oh man - in some of those photos you can see the cockpit completely burned - but the instrument panel somehow looks quite intact. But everything around it burned. RIP.
 

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A few years back I was a copilot on a Lear 31 and we had all four tires blow on takeoff.. about 10 Kts shy of V1 which resulted in a loss of directional control.. Once the tires blew, the wheel assembly hit the runway and shattered.. of course we didn't know at the time... had we not been on a 13,000ft rwy I don't think we would have survived. The wheels on the 60 are similar to the 31 ( if not the same). Just a Thought...

My thoughts are with the families... RIP
 

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A few years back I was a copilot on a Lear 31 and we had all four tires blow on takeoff.. about 10 Kts shy of V1 which resulted in a loss of directional control.. Once the tires blew, the wheel assembly hit the runway and shattered.. of course we didn't know at the time... had we not been on a 13,000ft rwy I don't think we would have survived. The wheels on the 60 are similar to the 31 ( if not the same). Just a Thought...

My thoughts are with the families... RIP
I think its the same gear assembly. it looks small on a lear 60. I think the lear 45 was the first real redesign.

RIP to those that didn't make it and best wishes to those that did.
 
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