Cause of Travis Barker and DJ AM’s plane crash revealed

According to the Associated Press, the plane crash that left both drummer Travis Barker and a young DJ AM injured was caused by “under-inflated tires.”


Talking to the National Transportation Safety Board yesterday (April 6), investigators revealed that they estimated the last time the pressure in the plane’s tires had been checked was three weeks before the crash, when after 8 days the tires would have needed changing.

As previously reported, last year Barker settled a lawsuit with Learjet and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co, who were both involved in the accident.

While Barker and Goldstein were the only survivors in the crash, Goldstein died of a drug overdose a year after the incident.

This is the type of accident that looks much worse in hindsight. Somebody just forgot to make sure the tires had enough air in them? Geez.

On another note, how creepy is the correlation between popular musicians and plane crashes? If I were in their shoes, I’d pull a John Madden and just stick to the bus.


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