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NTSB: Tires on Barker/AM Flight Underinflated

4/6/2010 1:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Federal officials just announced the tires on the Learjet that hurtled off a South Carolina runway -- causing the crash that killed four people and injured Travis Barker and DJ AM -- were underinflated and played a part in the crash.

Officials for the National Transportation Safety Board -- who are holding a news conference about the crash right now -- said the underinflated tires seriously affected the stopping capability of the aircraft.

The NTSB concluded the probable cause of the accident was the "inadequate maintenance of the airplane's tires ... and the captain's execution of a rejected takeoff."

The NTSB blamed the tire maintenance issue on Global Exec Aviation.

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Fan    

Sue the tire company because the owner of the jet failed to check the tire pressures?

Yes, we have many good reasons to dislike the large corporations, but law suits like this make them hate us right back.

Now the lawyers will proceed to drain all the money out of this case.

1572 days ago
2.

Green Hermaphrodite from Mars    

Um, number 1 do you know how stupid you sound? Their faulty negligence indirectly caused the plane to crash.

1572 days ago
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victor    

1571 days ago
4.

CAA    

How does an underinflated tire seriously affect the STOPPING ability of that tire? If anything, the softer tire would increase that tire's ground footprint as well as its braking ability due to increased drag.
Someone is looking for someone to sue........

1571 days ago
5.

KDUBBLL    

When you sell your soul to satan what do you expect?

1571 days ago
6.

Jamaican Sam    

You can't have underinflated tires carrying overinflated egos.

1571 days ago
7.

dsdsdem    

Dj AM to himself: "man, ive been saved by a miracle, life is fragile and short, im going to live it to the fullest...oh wait...croak."
drummer guy: "i was in blink 182 and married to a whore woman, i rock"
jesus to death "this is your last warning"

1570 days ago

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