Travis Barker and DJ AM Critically Injured.

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    4 killed, 2 hurt as rock star's jet crashes

    Ex-Blink-182 drummer is critically injured as Learjet goes off runway AM, left, and former Blink-182 musician Travis Barker are seen together backstage at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on September 7 in Los Angeles. Both were critically injured in a plane crash late on Friday.

    4 killed in US plane crash; drummer, DJ injured

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A Learjet has crashed while departing from a South Carolina airport, killing four people and critically injuring two others including rock band Blink-182's former drummer.
    Hospital officials confirmed that Travis Barker, who also starred in MTV reality show "Meet the Barkers", was among those hurt. He was transported to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia, where he was listed in critical condition on Saturday morning.
    Barker had performed Friday night at an event alongside Perry Farrell, the former Jane's Addiction singer, as well as Gavin DeGraw and DJ AM.

    Hospital officials said that DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Michael Goldstein, had also been admitted to the burn unit in critical condition.
    It was not clear whether Farrell and DeGraw were also traveling with Barker and Goldstein.
    Federal officials confirmed that two crew members and two passengers were killed in the crash.
    Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday from Columbia when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. She said the plane went off the runway and crashed on a nearby road.
    Bergen said the Lear 60 was headed to Van Nuys, California. She was unable to confirm the names of those on board.
    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.
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