Plane Owners File Lawsuit Over Barker/DJ AM Crash
The owners of the jet that crashed in 2008 while carrying [lastfm]Blink-182[/lastfm] drummer Travis Barker and [lastfm]Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein[/lastfm] are suing its manufacturers – Learjet and Bombardier.
In their legal proceedings, owners Global Exec Aviation and ITAS Inc., cite “unreasonably dangerous defects” in the aircraft as a possible cause for the crash. According to TMZ, they are seeking over $1 million in damages.
The two firms also recently settled lawsuits with Barker and DJ AM’s families. The Blink-182 drummer has not yet revealed the terms of the settlement, but explained in an interview with MTV that it was not about the money.
“You know, I wouldn’t have third-degree burns all over my body or be prohibited to do certain things,” he said. “I can’t go swimming; I can’t do some of the things that normal people can do, I didn’t ask for that to happen.”
“If something goes wrong that’s not supposed to go wrong or you fall victim of it, I think you should be compensated. I lost two friends, nothing can bring them back or what I lost in the accident.”