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Travis Barker Sues Plane and Tire Companies

11/22/2008 12:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Travis Barker is suing Bombardier Inc., Clay Lacy Aviation and Goodyear Tire and Rubber in connection with the plane crash that severely injured him and killed two of his friends.

The suit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, was filed by Barker and the mother of Charles "Che" Still, Travis' bodyguard who died in the crash.

In the lawsuit, Travis and Thelma Martin Still claim "one or more of the tires failed leaving tire debris and portions of airplane components along the 8,600 foot runway" ultimately causing the Learjet to crash.

The suit alleges a "negligent attempt to abort the takeoff." The suit continues, "The pilot's decision was a breach of their duty owed to the passengers onboard and was a substantial factor in causing the crash and resultant injuries and deaths."

The suit also alleges the plane was "defective," as were component parts including the tires.

The suit goes on, "It's landing gear, tires, wheels, brakes, reverse thrust system, squat switches and component parts were not airworthy."

Barker is suing for "pain and suffering, mental anguish, psychological and emotional distress and disfigurement and pre-impact fear of death and burning."

UPDATE: A rep for Clay Lacy just told TMZ, "We are surprised about the lawsuit and concerned and knowledgeable about the accident. We are sympathetic for the victims but we want to emphasize we were not operating this airplane. This was not our airplane. We merely assisted the parties in chartering this aircraft with another company. We simply booked it for them."

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ROBNHOOD    


THIS WEAK ASS, SORRY EXCUSE FOR A MUSICIAN IS JUST LOOKING FOR SOME FREE PUBLICITY! HE MOST LIKELY
JUST SMOKED UP WITH THE PILOT AND FOR ALL WE KNOW CAUSED THE ACCIDENT.

2124 days ago
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C    

I don't care about the lawsuit but the part about Travis being disfigured has me wondering...did they really cut his junk off?

2124 days ago
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hannahlove    

okay..heres the thing. if fat girls in texas can sew over mcdonalds making them fat, then he has every right to sue for a retarded pilot almost killing him and killing his friend! i think his reaction is completely justified..

2122 days ago
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hannahlove    

okay heres the thing, if fat girls in houston texas can sue mcdonalds for making them fat, he sure as he!! can sue for almost taking his life and killing his friend!! even if he does have money, that doesnt mean hes still not horrified at what happened!

2122 days ago
65.

Oh Snap!    

There is no compensation for miracles!

2122 days ago
66.

kevin    

"Sue happy America. "

retarded posting non-american?

This suit was legit. And America hardly has a monopoly on frivolous lawsuits. Take your xenophobia elsewhere.

2116 days ago
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Karelle    

If i was on fired after a plane crash and lots friends in it I would sue too!

2115 days ago
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