Travis Barker injured in plane crash

Former Blink 182 band member Travis Barker has been critically injured after a Learjet plane crashed in South Carolina late last night.

The plane left the runway and then crashed on a nearby road, killing four people and injuring Travis and DJ AM (right). It left shortly before midnight on Friday and air traffic controllers reported seeing sparks. Both men managed to get out of the plane, before they were taken away by a rescue team to a burns unit.

A pilot and co-pilot plus two passengers were all dead. The names of the passengers are as of yet unknown although Barker and DJ AM had performed alongside Gavin DeGraw and Perry Farrell (former Jane’s Addiction singer) that night at an event. It is not yet known whether they were in the plane or not, but the four who died never emerged from the burning wreckage.

We wish you both well, and send love to all the families who lost their loved ones on that plane.

Image: ABC News. DJ AM (left) and Travis Barker at the MTV VMA’s on September 7th 2008.