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Chris Baker's Final Photo

9/22/2008 8:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a photo of Chris Baker just moments before he boarded the Learjet that crashed on takeoff.

Baker sent the cell phone photo at 11:22 ET, 31 minutes before the plane crashed. Baker e-mailed the photo to a friend with the text, "Go hard on the block."

Baker, Travis Barker's assistant, was one of the four people who died in the crash. The video of the jet was shot by Baker before he boarded.

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106.

cag    

Is this picture a fake???? Some simple web searches will show that the jet that crashed had only 1 stripe down the side and this one in the picture has 2.

2189 days ago
107.

Mick    

When an airplane is ready for takeoff at full speed and the tire blows out, wouldn't it be better to continue takeoff, then notify the destination airport of an emergency landing?
I'm not a pilot but would like to know if there's a standard answer.
To me it seems like a bad idea to try stopping an barely airborn plane near the end of a takeoff runway on a blown out tire.
Finishing the takeoff opens other options like parachutes, other specialist rescue operations, and would call for plenty of emergency landing prep / runway.

2189 days ago
108.

Mick    

May grand memories bring comfort during these times of sorrow.

2189 days ago
109.

Dee    

I Cant believe this that's just crazy. I was a flight attendant for 3 years. I met both Travis and Chris on one of my flights from Buf, Ny. Both of them were soo sweet and polite to me even that earlier in the morning. I talked to them for most of the flight and in the Dulles airport, until it was time for them to head back to LA. I just cant believe i have gone into that airport over a hundred times.

2189 days ago
110.

pj storm    

Did anyone know that this was a T-Mobile event put on by the PR firm Bragman Nyman Cafarelli?

2188 days ago
111.

Steven    

This still photo is of Chris Baker in front of Hawker and not the Learjet that crashed. He probably liked the looks of the Hawker, and had his photo taken near in front of it before he boarded the Learjet. RIP and may God be with Chris' friends and family especially at this time.

2188 days ago
112.

Wes    

I will always remember Chris's laugh and icredible personality. He was a good guy and I will miss him...Thanks for the memories man...Wes

2188 days ago
113.

ag4    

no matter what is shown, seen, heard, or your thoughts are on this whole accident. the fact is some died and some didnt. travis was spared and so was dj am. thats all that matters. travis has kids with shana, i read they havent been told about their dads condition, if you have kids you know what thats like. i do have kids. and i cried just thinking about it. if you have ever had a tragedy in your family and had to break news to your kids.. you know what im saying.. do you know what its like for a mother to tell her children their father its burned, not only burned but bad and that he could have died, no matter how bad he screamed during whatever video... people are making fun of him.. yeah sure you would have not screamed. it goes to show that he was human and a man can cry.. shame on those who make fun of those in pain.. may god have mercy on you. i would find the nearest church and ask for forgiveness or better yet just do it in the privacy of your own home. travis and shana. may god bless you both, shana he was spared for a reason!! to dj am, same thing god/jesus has a purpose for you both.. much love & peace to your families.

2178 days ago
114.

ag4    

no matter what is shown, seen, heard, or your thoughts are on this whole accident. the fact is some died and some didnt. travis was spared and so was dj am. thats all that matters. travis has kids with shana, i read they havent been told about their dads condition, if you have kids you know what thats like. i do have kids. and i cried just thinking about it. if you have ever had a tragedy in your family and had to break news to your kids.. you know what im saying.. do you know what its like for a mother to tell her children their father its burned, not only burned but bad and that he could have died, no matter how bad he screamed during whatever video... people are making fun of him.. yeah sure you would have not screamed. it goes to show that he was human and a man can cry.. shame on those who make fun of those in pain.. may god have mercy on you. i would find the nearest church and ask for forgiveness or better yet just do it in the privacy of your own home. travis and shana. may god bless you both, shana he was spared for a reason!! to dj am, same thing god/jesus has a purpose for you both.. much love & peace to your families.

2178 days ago
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