Former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker filed a lawsuit Friday blaming the pilots and defective equipment for a plane crash that severely injured the rocker and DJ AM and killed four others, People magazine reported.
Travis Barker and DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein were the only survivors in the crash.
Chris Baker, Charles Still, Pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, and co-pilot James Bland, 52, from Carlsbad died. A long time friend of Bland says he was an experienced pilot with more than 20 years of flying time.
The L.A. Superior Court lawsuit, also filed Friday by the mother of Barker's bodyguard, Still, who died in the crash, alleges the pilots "negligently decided to abort" the takeoff when the Learjet's tires failed in September at an airport in Columbia, S.C., the magazine reported.
Barker is recovering from severe burns. He claims the crash caused him pain and suffering, mental anguish, psychological and emotional distress, disfigurement, loss of earnings capacity and medical expenses, according to the magazine.
For more information, read the People magazine article “Travis Barker Blames Pilots, Equipment for Plane Crash.”