Travis Barker suing over plane crash

November 22nd, 2008 // 65 Comments

Travis Barker is filing a negligence lawsuit against the owners and makers of the Learjet that left four people dead and the former Blink 182 drummer, along with DJ AM, severely burnt. According to recordings released by the Federal Aviation Administration this week, the plane had hit a speed of 153 mph when a tire blew. The Monday morning quarterback consensus is the pilots should’ve taken off and burnt off fuel. Instead they drove off the runway which brings us to Travis’ suit. E! News reports:

Per court documents filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Barker’s camp believes that “one or more of the tires failed, leaving tire debris and portions of airplane components along the 8,600 foot runway” and the pilot made a “negligent attempt to abort the takeoff.”
“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,” the suit continues.
Moreover, the jet’s “landing gear, tires, wheels, brakes, reverse thrust system, squat switches and component parts were not airworthy.”

“Statistically speaking, it’s still the safest way to travel.” – Superman

Then again, this is coming from an asshole who wears his underwear outside his pants. I’ll take the bus.

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  1. Geoff

    FRIST BITCHES!

  2. Annonyononymouse

    I would do tha same

  3. b

    cool, maybe he can get some more tats. Too bad his band was lame and sounded like the band on wow wow wubze.

  4. Ram Punchington

    Fuckin’ idiot.

    Next he’s going to say that it’s not about ‘the money’, he just wants to make this never happens to anyone again.

    (Unless it’s him, then CHA-CHING, BITCHES!!!)

  5. Danklin24

    Okay, so you’d want your plane to take off even though the landing gear was fucked up? Great, so you’d have an even more severe crash where everyone would fucking die. Jesus, how does that not make sense to these guys? You can’t land a plane safely with a blown tire, assholes.

  6. Natalie

    You know…I can understand suing good year for a bad tire…but accusing the pilots is pretty wrong considering that they died in the ordeal. I think it was an accident noone wanted to happen…and he should be thanking his lucky stars he is still alive. And while I know he has burn scars…its not like the guy hasn’t mutilated his body enough with tats all over that noone would really notice in a little while. apparently there are no scars on the visible portion of his body/outside clothes.
    These lawsuits really tick me off because this guy is already rich and really doesnt need the money—and he just wants more attention.

  7. Natalie

    You know…I can understand suing good year for a bad tire…but accusing the pilots is pretty wrong considering that they died in the ordeal. I think it was an accident noone wanted to happen…and he should be thanking his lucky stars he is still alive. And while I know he has burn scars…its not like the guy hasn’t mutilated his body enough with tats all over that noone would really notice in a little while. apparently there are no scars on the visible portion of his body/outside clothes.
    These lawsuits really tick me off because this guy is already rich and really doesnt need the money—and he just wants more attention.

  8. kdollarsign

    so whose ghost is going to pay up?

  9. Pathetic Worm

    He could have got a truckload of respect and ‘tang from his “I survived a fuckin’ PLANE CRASH, man! Check out these scars!” anecdote.

    Alas no. He plays the “whiney little girl” card and will soon become an object of ridicule (or the star of some shitty new show on MTV) when this idiotic lawsuit fails.

    PUNK RAWK!!! Er, no.

  10. Bob

    Too bad he didn’t die in the crash.

  11. Danklin24

    The more i think about this, the more i think this guy is a complete douchebag for suing when the pilots themselves died. Have some fucking respect for the dead. Getting you five millions bucks isnt going to bring back your friends dipshit.

  12. Aja

    I didn’t know you could sue dead people.

  13. Casey

    What an asshat.

  14. Travis Barker is a cockstain

    this guy is a real, genuine douchebag turd. he should be thankful he is alive. but its typical of this asshat to pull this jerkoff move. ever seen the episode of punk’d he was on? that is his true character. he is a fucking dickwad.

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  16. This little bitch has learnt NOTHING

    Thank you everbody!!!!
    Fuck this shit. Over on TMZ ,last time I checked, everyone was cheering him on, but I knew the realists here would see the truth. First the guy bitches about his ex wife like a little pussy bitch with ZERO grattitude for getting a miraculous second chance at life and now this. It’s cruel to the pilots memory, and to their families to blame them, I really believe they did their best. It’s just sad to see life wasted on the wrong people.
    Suits like this are not about protecting other people, this will all be done through insurance alone and it won’t change a bloody thing (no pun intended), premiums go up and some lawyers and a whiny brat like Travis will get richer. If he had truly learned form this he would be doing giant fundrasiers and selling his story to give money to the families of those who died, but suing just shows how ungrateful he is and how little he has learned from this. You think this is what life is about you tool??? When you have really been changed by an amazing event like this you find positive ways to make it right and pay it forward, you don’t get a bunch of slimy lawyers to get you some insurance money by smearing and destroying the name of two people who died doing their best at their jobs.

    I fucking HATE this dipshit.

    Unless a second suit is being filed I have to respect DJ am and Chris’ family for having no part in this shit.

  17. Dirk Diggler

    Danklin24 shut up you douche. You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. You can land a plane with a bad tire. I would go on to explain V speeds, and aborted takeoff procedures, but I’m sure it would fall on deaf douchebag ears.

  18. FormerAircraftMechanic

    “negligent attempt to abort the takeoff.”

    Wow! Negligent? Like he wasn’t really paying attention to what he was doing
    or couldn’t care less?

    Let me put it this way.

    At 150mph he’s moving down the runway at 220ft per second.
    He gets a loud bang and the plane dips to one side. He might have a pretty
    good idea that a tire just blew but there’s no warning light to tell him
    for sure. So he’s got 1-2 seconds to decide if he wants to be in the air
    with a faulty aircraft or jam on the brakes and hopefully stop in time. I’m guessing most pilots would take option number 2.

    Monday morning quarterbacking is so easy. Even if the pilot had taken off
    and then crashed on the landing, Mr Asshat would be suing anyway (If he
    had lived). Then he would be calling the pilot negligent for taking off with
    a flat tire.

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  20. Todd Palin's balls in a jar

    #17. Danklin is 100% right Travis so please go back to nursing your burnt stump and leave the grownups to discuss this.

  21. Travis Bitcher be thy name...

    …bitching like a pussy is your claim to fame.

    I officially move that we all rename Travis Barker —->Travis Bitcher.

    Or if anyone has a better one, it’s the best I could do at the crack of noon.

    We should so do that more often, self important piece of shit celebs love to change their names so I say we the public and the media should just rename them and NEVER refer to them by their birth names or any name they choose. Just a little something to drive the ever important truth home, which is; WE OWN YOU.

    First on the list to rename: Tom Cruise

  22. Daklin24

    #15, are you actually fucking serious??? Get a real job pal.

  23. Danklin24

    Dirk Diggler, did you actually read the article? Not only was there a blown tire but other parts of the landing gear were not flightworthy? Do you think it would have been a good idea to take off just to burn off a few gallons of fuel before you back a hardass landing on solid ground? Yes i know there have been landings with a blown tire before, but when all the other factors come into play it doesnt make sense to take off and land the plane, then everyone would be dead if it didnt work.

    Call me crazy, but i’d rather run into trees at the end of a runway than pavement on the runway.

  24. Travis Barker

    You guys all got it wrong man . Show some respect for me ! My weiner is burnt ya know . . . like it looks like I put it in a george foreman after fucking paris hilton. Damn it stings bad.
    I need my money to make my weiner cool down

  25. CaptainMorgan

    In the Land of Lawyers, why not sue? You Americans have that right to do so at any time. Look at the douche bag who sued Mc Donalds for hot coffee at the fucking drive thru…and won! Like it or hate it, he’s exercising his rights.

    I can’t stand this retard and hope he loses. Respect is something that this moron cannot understand or earn. He’s like a child acting out. Just put him in the corner for a time out and he’ll be fine.

  26. scabbeus

    He is suing the estates of each of the pilots. This means that the little, colorful douchebag (Travis) is trying to take any assets (i.e. cash) from the now fatherless children of the pilots.

    Little, colorful douchebag: may MRSA invade your wounds. Sweet release will soon be upon you!

  27. Danklin

    #24 WOW that was fucking lame. Weiner??? Are you like 12?

  28. drummercrackhead

    just wanna know how much the taxpayer will have to pay to find out the your lawyer is even fuckin dumber than you travis?

  29. bootlips

    Only the good die young.

  30. It’s up to the FAA to rule on this, not some lame whiny bitch.If he was a human, he’d do some kind of benefit for the dead, not try to turn a buck. He needs to be kicked out of a plane….with no parachute.

  31. nickclone

    This is directed at you #16, I’ve lurked here for a long time, but never posted…your post has brought me forward!…and I must admit, I couldn’t have said it better. I’ve never liked this guy to begin with, emo, whiny, midly talented d-bag, but this just sealed the deal on him. If you’re going to sue the airline, then sue them, but don’t say the pilot is at fault for what happened when any idiot can tell that the pilot died saving your worthless ass. He’s the one that should’ve been blazed to death!

  32. j

    What an ass. How about being greatful you survived the fucking crash, and feeling sorry for those who actually died, and for their families that you are now suing.

    What a greedy son of a bitch.

  33. j

    What an ass. How about being greatful you survived the fucking crash, and feeling sorry for those who actually died, and for their families that you are now suing.

    What a greedy son of a bitch.

  34. good for him, but at least he’s able to drum again (and may reform blink 182) -
    http://www.musicnewsnet.com/2008/11/travis-barker-back-drumming-after-plane-crash.html

  35. Can he actually win a law suit? if the defendants show the court room a pic of him wearing his underwear outside his pants!

  36. Jeff W.

    I want to sue the airline for not finishing the job.

  37. assgrabber

    Travis Baker is an aeronautics engineer AND a shitty musician? Who knew it was possible?

  38. Sport

    Fuck you Travis.

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  40. boris

    you guys are complete fucking morons. HES NOT SUING THE PILOTS retards…

  41. pip

    In a related story, Massengill is suing Travis. It seems he is giving douchebags a bad name.

  42. ??????

    @ 40

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  43. Another jobless celeb who needs money, folks?

  44. Dude

    Yeah! Way to make money off the death of your friends scumbag!

  45. ryan

    what in the f u ck does travis barker know abuot aircraft mechanics and componants. man this guy is a fucking idiot. shame we cant swap his survival with one of the others who unforunatly died in the crash.

  46. DrNecropolis

    Travis barker’s a whiney vegetarian (no offense to vegetarians/vegans) bitch. It’s a shame he didn’t kick the bucket in the crash (his wife and kids would’ve been well off with his insurance policy so I don’t feel bad for saying that). All he ever did in Blink and the aquabats was complain complain complain and show off his shitty tattoos. I believe he stated elsewhere that he wants the aircraft manufacturers realize that people won’t be safe in those learjets. Yeah asshat, cause ordinary everyday people fly around in fucking learjets, get bent.

  47. Does this mean I can sue my parents for having an ugly faggot for a son? I’m calling 1-800-THE-EAGLE right now!

  48. Ari

    Ok, if large parts of the landing gear was not flightworthy he may have reason to sue the operator of the aircraft.
    But if that blowout happened before the decision speed they HAVE to abort. These planes have speeds (calculated before take-off, based on factors like temperature, air density and aircraft weight) which are non-negotiable and may even be based on hard limits (like, say, physics).

    Below V1, abort without thinking (one pilot steers, the other monitors speeds and engine instruments). Below this speed you are able to stop on the runway if brakes and tires are functional. With a complete blowout on one side you may nod be able to stop, though.
    Between V1 and V2, take-off if one engine failes. If critical failure of other components you may need to abort anyway but then you’re fu**ed.
    Over V2, take-off, no chance for aborting even remotely safely.

    The famous Concorde accident hapened because the failure was between V1 and V2 but what they didn’t know was that thhey had a big fire which destroyed hydraulic lines which meant they couldn’t retract the landing gear (which causes a lot of drag) so they couldn’t gain speed after take-off and then lost control of the control surfaces due to the same hydraulic problems. Right decision, still doomed.

    When you’re driving at the speed limit and hit an icy patch in a mild turn you may be doomed even if you do everything right and legal. Same thing on airplanes. Only the training is more rigorous, the safety rules they have to follow are much tighter and the equipment is much better designed.

  49. its funny youre following me around like a lap dog! #48
    too bad you dont have youre own name so i can shame you off this site!

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