Barker-DJ AM Crash Plane Had Tire Trouble: NTSB
After underinflated tire ruptured, pilot couldn't stop plane
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2010 10:26 AM CDT
In this Sept. 20, 2008, file photo, investigators look over the debris left by the Learjet that was carrying Travis Barker and DJ-AM at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, SC.   (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)
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(Newser) – Underinflated tires played a role in the crash that injured Travis Barker and DJ AM and killed four others. National Transportation Safety Board officials announced today that the underinflation affected the Learjet’s stopping capability and said a tire burst during takeoff. The pilot reportedly decided, against training practices, to then abort the takeoff—an account consistent with the late DJ AM’s account of the crash in his lawsuit, TMZ reports.

 

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