Travis Barker and DJ AM (real name Adam Goldstein) were among six passengers aboard a Learjet that crashed after taking off from Columbia, South Carolina.
The other four people on board (the pilot, co-pilot, security guard, and Travis’ personal assistant) were killed.
Travis was then transported via ground transportation to a burn unit in Augusta, Georgia and was listed in critical condition early this morning – as was DJ AM.
“Both Travis Barker and Adam Goldstein are in critical but stable condition,” Beth Frits, spokesperson for the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, tells People. “Goldstein was airlifted here and Barker was brought by ground transportation. So they arrived separately.”
“The plane crashed on takeoff and went through a fence near Highway 302, then crossed the road and went up an embankment before being filled with flames,” Lynne Douglas, spokesperson for the Columbia Metropolitan Airport said. “There was debris all over the runway. We are closed now and hope to reopen later today.”
FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the jet, which was heading to Van Nuys, California departed just after midnight when air-traffic controllers reported seeing sparks.
It’s all so, so terrible.
UPDATE: Travis’ ex-wife, Shanna Moakler has flown from LA to be with Travis – along with DJ AM’s sister and brother-in-law.
A statement was released saying, “The crash was the result of an overrun on its flight to Van Nuys [Calif.],” says Douglas, who attended a National Transportation Safety Board press conference Saturday afternoon in Columbia. “The NTSB is gathering information and fact finding to learn what happened in this tragedy.”
For continuing updates, check out People.com