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New details in DJ AM, Barker crash

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The pilot of a private jet warned air traffic controllers that his plane was “going off the end” of a runway before it crashed, killing him and three others and injuring performer DJ AM and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

His words are the last captured on newly released cockpit recordings from the Sept. 19 crash, which severely burned Barker and DJ AM, a celebrity disc jockey whose real name is Adam Goldstein. Both are expected to recover.

Controllers at the Columbia, S.C., airport can also be heard scrambling to divert other planes and summon emergency personnel.

“Roll the equipment, we’re going off the end,” co-pilot James Bland says on the recordings, released Tuesday.

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“We’ve had an emergency, just fly straight ahead,” a controller tells another pilot. Flying over the blaze, the pilot reported back to the tower: “We see it down there. It doesn’t look good.”


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