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Settlement in DJ AM Plane Crash

11/16/2009 6:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dj amThe family of the co-pilot who died in the South Carolina plane crash that DJ AM and Travis Barker survived just struck a settlement.

James Bland
's widow and 17-year-old daughter will get nearly $500,000 from the companies that operated and owned the aircraft -- Global Exec. Aviation, Inter Travel & Services Inc., and Pem Group, Inc.

According to docs obtained by TMZ, Bland's widow will get $406,250 and the daughter will receive $25,000 per year for three years.


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1.

Stan Switek    

Pilot Jim Bland was one of the best pilots & individuals I have ever
met. I knew Jim for 30 years. Jim was a dedicated father, husband &
served our country as a pilot for the US Customs Service for over 20
years. Jim's wife is an outstanding wife & mother in every respect.
If there was any possible way to salvage this situation, Jim & Sarah
would have done so. Sadly, no amount of money will bring them back or
relive their loved ones of their grief over their loss.

1595 days ago
2.

tony l    

you saved my life.tks brother.

RIP TONY

1594 days ago
3.

Scott    

Good for them but Am's family does not deserve a dime!!!!

1617 days ago
4.

Paulie Wants a Cracker    

rest in peace dj am and guess what I LOVE BEN!!!!

1617 days ago
5.

BARB    

hmmm... that's actually a pretty small settlement for a death. :(

1617 days ago
6.

Never was a fan of Maya    

Doubtful they'll have that money for long as DJ AM's estate will take it from them, and more.

1617 days ago
7.

RRDL84    

sweet

1617 days ago
8.

Republician voting for Obama    

Who cares. Another millionaire kills himself because he is depressed and the family has to blame others! Sad that he killed himself, further sad that loved ones want to profit from stupidity and lack of moral and sound judgement. A shame all around.

1617 days ago
9.

Buster    

Damn, isn't he dead yet?

1617 days ago
10.

SpiderZ    

1617 days ago
11.

ewwwwwwwwwww    

you mean this man survived a plane crash-just to overdose on drugs??? i mean-the rich and famous are stupid ass people who need to live again in the real world.

1617 days ago
12.

Ziggy    

From what I understand, the co-pilot's wife and daughter are getting an insurance settlement. What the hell does this have to do with DJ AM?

Anyway, DJ AM is dead. He was a crackhead.

1617 days ago
13.

teebabe    

I'm happy for the family of the co-pilot, but I bet they would rather have their husband/dad there with them. Hopefully, they will able to collect and keep the money without DJ's lawsuit being a facter. Time will tell.

1617 days ago
14.

Carolyn A-B    

These were lowball offers.
I'm surprised this settlement was accepted.
The companies got off too easily. Bad move.

1616 days ago
15.

Mommaofboys    

I cannot believe that this is the settlement! Jim cannot be replaced by money! He comes from an incredible family whom I love and adore, it is just sad. It just puts into realization how quickly life can be ripped away from you. RIP Jim!

1616 days ago
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