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Drummer Barker injured in crash

Travis Barker of Blink-182
Pop punk trio Blink-182 announced an "indefinite hiatus" in 2005

Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has been seriously injured in a Learjet plane crash in South Carolina, in the US, that has killed four people.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said the plane, which was trying to take off, went off the runway and crashed on a nearby road.

She said air traffic controllers had reported seeing sparks coming from the plane, which was carrying six people.

Barker and US club DJ Adam Goldstein are being treated for burns.

A spokeswoman for the hospital in Augusta, Georgia, where they are being treated said Barker and Adam Goldstein - also known as DJ AM - were both in a critical condition.

The pair, who perform together under the name TRVSDJ-AM, had been playing in Columbia, South Carolina.

The plane crashed before midnight local time on Friday night.

In February 2005, pop punk trio Blink-182 announced they were going on an "indefinite hiatus" with no plans to work together in the future.

The band's record label Geffen said that Barker and bandmates Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus aimed to "spend some time enjoying the fruits of their labours with loved ones".

Blink-182 had nine UK hits including All the Small Things in 2000.




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