Travis Barker and DJ AM Plane Crash Update

September 20, 2008 By:
Travis Barker and DJ AM Plane Crash Update

Here's an update for the tragic plane crash of DJ AM and Travis Barker.

According to CNN, Lexington County Coroner Harry O. Harman said all the dead were Californians. He identified them as pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, of Anaheim Hills; co-pilot James Bland, 52, of Carlsbad; Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City; and Charles Still, 25, of Los Angeles.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the twin-engine, private jet was cleared for takeoff on a flight to Van Nuys, California, and began its takeoff roll a few minutes before midnight.

Air traffic controllers "saw sparks coming from the runway -- whether that was from the aircraft or its engines, we don't know," Bergen said Saturday.

"They overran the end of runway 11. They impacted the antenna array and a number of lights at the end of the runway. They went through the perimeter fence and across the roadway here," said NTSB spokeswoman Debbie Hersman, briefing reporters on Saturday. "There was a significant post-crash fire."

Meanwhile, Hollyscoop has confirmed that DJ AM was back on his way to Los Angeles because he was expected to spin at an Emmy related event tonight.

DJ AM and Travis are good pals and even started their music venture together as they toured around the U.S. with two turntables and a full drum kit, exposing to music enthusiasts a threatening new performance style.

If you all remember the duo put their spin on the NFL theme during the Super Bowl on Fox not to mention providing music during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

Hollyscoop has learned through sources that DJ AM and Travis Barker were set to perform together on October 25, 2008 at a private party in Los Angeles.