NTSB report blames tires in fatal SC Learjet crash

*** FILE *** Investigators look over the debris left by the Learjet that was carrying former Blink 182, drummer, Travis Barker, and Adam Goldstein, also know as DJ-AM, on the outskirts of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, in this Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 file photo, in Columbia, S.C. The pilots of the private jet warned air traffic controllers the plane was nearing the end of the runway, according to cockpit recordings released Tuesday Nov. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)

April 23, 2010 7:38:10 PM PDT
Federal investigators blame under-inflated tires and a failed attempt to abort takeoff for a Learjet crash in South Carolina that killed four people and seriously injured Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM.

The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report Friday on the September 2008 crash. Board members discussed and voted on the report earlier this month.

Barker and DJ AM, also known as Adam Goldstein, had just finished a concert in Columbia and were taking off from a local airport in their chartered jet with two of Barker's staff members and two pilots on Sept. 19, 2008.

The National Transportation Safety Board also said that a design flaw in the Learjet 60 was at fault in the crash.

Goldstein died of a drug overdose a year after the accident.


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