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- Posted on Apr 7th 2010 5:05AM by Julian Marszalek
The National Transportation Safety Board also found the flight captain was also at fault, the Associated Press reported.
Investigators said that by their estimates the plane's tires hadn't been checked in three weeks. They further revealed that the tires should have been changed after eight days of service.
It also transpired that the flight's captain made the wrong decision to abort take-off at the Columbia, S.C. airport. All four of the plane's tires exploded within seconds of each other as the plane reached speeds of 150 mph (240 kmh) on the runway. Investigators said they believed the plane had, at this stage, exceeded the speed at which take-off could be safely aborted.
Barker and DJ AM -- real name Adam Goldstein -- were the only survivors of the crash and both suffered terrible burns. Tragically, Goldstein died a year later following a fatal overdose.
The crash led to the reformation of Blink-182 who, until that point, hadn't spoken to one another for four years.