Drummer Travis Barker To 'Fully Recover' After Plane Crashby Contributor | 22 September 2008
Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is expected to make a full recovery after a plane crash that left four people dead.
Barker, along with US club and radio DJ Adam Goldstein, was treated at a burns unit in Georgia after the crash on Friday night.
Though the pair have sustained second and third-degree burns, they are in a critical-but-stable condition and should recover fully, the Associated Press news agency reports.
Barker and Goldstein had performed a free concert in Columbia, South Carolina and were en route to California when the Learjet in which they were travelling crashed into a road while trying to take off.
A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said Air Traffic controllers reported seeing sparks coming off the aircraft as it attempted to leave the runway.
Barker and Goldstein were the only survivors of the crash which led to the deaths of pilot, Sarah Lemmon, 31; co-pilot, James Bland, 52; Barker's assistant, Chris Baker, 29, and Charles Still, 25, Barkers security guard.