Blink 182 star stable after plane crash

22 Sep 2008

In specialist burns unit

Former BLINK-182 rocker TRAVIS BARKER and NICOLE RICHIE's ex-fiance ADAM 'DJAM' GOLDSTEIN are in a stable condition in a specialist burns unit following a plane crash in South Carolina.

Barker, who once dated PARIS HILTON, and Goldstein were hospitalised in after the disaster on Friday (19Sep08) which left four people dead.

The pals, who recently performed as the 'house band' at the MTV Video Music Awards, were passengers on a California-bound Learjet, which crashed on take-off from Columbia airport after reportedly failing to clear the runway.

Both stars are said to have scrambled from the blazing wreck of the aircraft before emergency rescue services arrived.

Barker and Goldstein are being treated for "extensive burns" at a specialist facility in Georgia. They are both said to be in a critical but stable condition.

The deceased have been identified as pilot SARAH LEMMON, 31, co-pilot JAMES BLAND, 52, CHARLES STILL, 25, a close friend of both stars, and Barker's assistant CHRIS BAKER, 29.

A publicist for Barker and Goldstein tells, "Both Travis Barker and Adam Goldstein (DJ AM) are in critical but stable condition and are being treated at Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia after surviving a plane crash late last night (20Sep08) in Columbia, South Carolina."

Barker's ex-wife, Playboy playmate SHANNA MOAKLER, has reportedly flown out to the medical centre to be by her ex-husband's side. For daily celebrity news updates sign up to our newsletter