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Filed under: DJ AM,Music News,Travis Barker — Alexandra @ 10:28 pm

BREAKING NEWS: Eyewitness Recounts First Moments of Crash

Curtis Parham, an eyewitness to the plane crash, was the first to talk to Travis Barker and DJ AM, and has spoken exclusively to People magazine about the incident.

“I was in my truck sitting next to the runway in the [nearby] parking area,” he recalls. “I heard this scraping noise like metal scraping. I saw the plane come down the runway on the belly of the plane. It made a loud ‘bump,’ and bounced. It looked like it was going around 120 or 130 miles per hour … Then, I saw a big plume of dust and gas and smoke.”

He immediately called 911 and rushed over to the scene, where he said that, “Mr. Barker and Mr. Goldstein were kind of pacing. They were about 50 or 60 yards away from the plane. Mr. Barker was saying, ‘Oh, my God, oh my God.'”

He continues, “The aviation fuel was running back across the highway and had ignited, so there were flames across the road. The ambulances got there, but they were on the other side of the flames so they couldn’t get through.”

He also noted that both Travis and DJ AM were in a considerable amount of pain, but Travis was more concerned with the four who remained on the plane. “There was no way to get up on the plane,” Parham said. “It was such an intense fire.”

Afterward, Travis was carried to the first responders’ truck. “We sat him on the bumper of the truck,” said Parham. “He asked for water because he was thirsty and because aviation fuel was in his eyes [and] they were burning. I got some water and helped Travis rinse his eyes out, then he drank some of it too.”

Apparently the tragedy was so intense, that Parham had a rough time sleeping, or sometimes, as he said, “not at all.”

He also said that he wants Travis and DJ AM to know that he’s thinking of them throughout this rough time, adding, “I’d really like to see these guys again.”


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