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Plane Crash Causes 2nd Family Death in a Month

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Investigators look over the debris left by the Learjet on the outskirts of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)

The Van Nuys-bound Learjet carrying DJ AM and former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker that crashed Saturday morning killing four others has sad twist. One of the victims, Chris Baker who was Barker's personal assistant, lost his brother last month. "Baker's death was the second tragedy to hit the family. Last month, Baker's 24-year-old brother, Rob, was killed in a motorcycle in Sacramento," the SacBee reported.

Three others died including the two pilots, Sarah Lemmon and James Bland, and Charles Still, a member of Barker's entourage. AM and Barker survived the crash and are in critical condition. A memorial has been set up at Barker's Fast Life Store on La Cienega.