Travis Barker files lawsuit over plane crash

November 21, 2008

(ChattahBox) — In connection with the plane crash that severely injured him and DJ AM and killed two of his friends, Travis Barker is suing Bombardier Inc., Clay Lacy Aviation and Goodyear Tire and Rubber. Barker is suing for “pain and suffering, mental anguish, psychological and emotional distress and disfigurement and pre-impact fear of death and burning.”

In the lawsuit, Travis and Thelma Martin Still mother of Charles “Che” Still, Travis’ bodyguard who died in the crash, claim “one or more of the tires failed leaving tire debris and portions of airplane components along the 8,600 foot runway” ultimately causing the Learjet to crash. The suit also alleges the plane was “defective,” as were component parts including the tires. The suit goes on, “It’s landing gear, tires, wheels, brakes, reverse thrust system, squat switches and component parts were not airworthy.”

The suit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court and dug up by TMZ, also alleges a “negligent attempt to abort the takeoff.” The suit continues, “The pilot’s decision was a breach of their duty owed to the passengers onboard and was a substantial factor in causing the crash and resultant injuries and deaths.”

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip


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