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Plane Crash Maybe Caused by Blown Tire

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The crash in South Carolina that claimed the lives of four and critically injured DJ AM and Travis Barker may have been caused by a blown-out tire, according to National Transportation Safety Board investigators. The Van Nuys Airport bound learjet was flown by two pilots and carried two friends of the musicians (bodyguard Chris Baker and Charles Still), after a concert at the University of South Carolina. Both pilots and the two friends were killed. An ad hoc memorial was set up at Barker's Fast Life store on Crescent Heights.