News: Travis Barker Reached Settlement For 2008 Plane Crash W/ DJ AM

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009 3:20PM

Written by Biz Jones

Former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker reportedly reached a settlement over the September 2008 jetcrash that left he and the late and DJ AM injured

The agreement is said to have been reached in mid-November.

Travis Barker has settled the lawsuit over the jet crash that severely injured him and took the lives of four others ... TMZ has learned. Sources say Travis and the various defendants -- Clay Lacy Aviation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Global Exec Aviation and others -- struck a deal during a mediation session on November 18th. Settlement papers were filed on December 3. Thelma Still -- the mother of Travis Barker's bodyguard, Che Still -- also settled her case during the same mediation. The terms of the settlement are confidential. (TMZ)

The late mother of DJ AM has reportedly continued a lawsuit previously filed by her son against Learjet which accuses the company of contributing to his death last summer.

Andrea Gross has amended his $20 million lawsuit against the plane manufacturer, the pilots' estates and others by adding a wrongful death claim, Los Angeles court papers show. "The crash ultimately caused Adam Goldstein's death at a later date," the papers state. Friends and associates of the musician have widely blamed his trauma from the September 2008 plane crash as leading to his fatal relapse in August. (People)

A $12 million lawsuit was filed in February 2009 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. (E! Online)

Prior to his passing last August from an accidental drug overdose, DJ AM was involved in the jet crash that killed four passengers.

DJ AM and Travis Barker 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)

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