News: DJ AM Reportedly Seeking $20 Million In Near-Death Jet Crash Lawsuit

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009 11:35AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Information on DJ AM's alleged lawsuit against the people responsible for his near-fatal jet crash last September has emerged, reportedly revealing his request for at least $20 million in damages.

While an exact number has yet to be determined, DJ AM is reportedly seeking a big pay day.

We've just obtained new documents in DJ AM's lawsuit against the company that booked the jet that crashed. The surviving passenger wants $20 million minimum. The way it breaks down, DJ AM wants at least $10 mil in damages for medical bills, lost earnings and profits and other economic damages. And he wants another $10 mil for mental and physical pain and suffering and other "non-economic losses." (TMZ)

A $12 million lawsuit was filed last month by the owner and operator of the crashed plane against the airport, tire company and persons responsible for designing the jet.

In court papers filed in South Carolina, Inter Travel & Services (the owner) and Global Exec Aviation (the operator) have placed blame on the "defective" jet and the "defective" runway at Columbia Metro Airport claiming those were the two main reasons the jet plowed nose-first into a raised embankment. (SOHH)

Barker also sued Global Exec last year for the September accident.

Barker has filed a $25,000 negligence lawsuit against the companies responsible for his September jet crash. He filed the suit last Friday (November 21) blaming Clay Lacy Aviation, Global Exec Aviation Inc and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for damages including personal injury and the wrongful deaths of four other passengers aboard the jet, two of whom not only worked for the Barker but were also close friends. (E! Online)

Both Barker and DJ Am survived the plane crash, however, suffered serious injuries.

They were taken to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia following the accident when their flight crashed while taking off from Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, South Carolina. Despite the seriousness of the injuries, including second and third degree burns, both men are expected to make full recoveries. (Associated Press)

An official explanation for the plane's malfunction has yet to be released.

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