Plane Crash 911 Callers Report a 'Big Fire'

Plane Crash 911 Callers Report a 'Big Fire'
DJ AM (left) and Travis Barker
Chris Pizzello/AP

updated 09/24/2008 at 03:15 PM EDT

originally published 09/24/2008 03:20PM

The Learjet carrying Travis Barker and DJ AM was "engulfed in flames" after it went down the runway in South Carolina, according to a tape of 911 calls reporting the fatal crash.

"I was just sitting here next to the runway and saw the plane. I actually heard it and I saw it skid by. Huge fire," says one caller to the emergency line.

Another caller reported, "I'm at the UPS facility at the airport and a plane crashed at the end of the runway."

After getting a description of the aircraft, the operator asked, "Is it on fire?"

"Yes, it's engulfed in flames," the witness says.

By the time a third call came in, emergency crews were on the scene. "There's a plane crash out at the airport," the caller says. "I see somebody here. You already got it."

Barker, 32, and DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, 35, suffered serious burns in the crash of the Learjet just after midnight Friday in Columbia, S.C. Four others were killed.

Plane Crash 911 Callers Report a 'Big Fire'| Adam Goldstein, Travis Barker

The wreckage of the Learjet carrying Travis Barker, Adam Goldstein and four others

Brett Flashnick / AP



Reporting by DEVAN STUART

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