Crew in Barker/DJ Am plane crash died of burns and smoke

The two passengers died from the crash impact

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The causes of death of the victims of the Learjet crash in South Carolina on Saturday range from burns to the impact, according to reports.

The two crew in the plane- pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31 and co-pilot James Bland, 52- died within minutes of the crash from smoke inhalation and burns, while Chris Baker, 29 and Charles Still, 25 died from the impact of the crash.

Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Adam ‘DJ AM’ Goldstein survived the crash after they managed to jump out of the plane within seconds of the crash. The pair are currently in critical but stable condition at a Georgia hospital and are being treated for first and second degree burns. Doctors say they are expected to make a full recovery.

According to the Associated Press, the pilots were burned on their entire bodies, but the post-mortem was not able to establish if they were conscious in the minutes before their deaths.

The National Transportation Safety Board has not yet concluded what caused the crash, but it is reported that the crew thought a tire exploded during take-off and they tried to abort, but were unable to stop the plane.

--By our New York staff.
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