Travis Barker did it right quick. Now it’s DJ AM’s turn. Adam Goldstein has sued the estates of the two dead pilots, Sarah Lemmon and James Bland, who AM blames for the plane crash that left him and Travis Barker badly burned and four others dead. He is suing for a litany of claims including pain and suffering, lost earnings, property damage, past and future medical and health-related expenses, and punitive damages.
Also named in the suit are Clay Lacy Aviation, Global Exec Aviation, Inter Travel & Services Inc, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co, and Learjet. Basically anyone who had anything to do with the plane. Anyone know who provided the peanuts? DJ AM wants to sue them too. TMZ reports:
In the lawsuit filed this afternoon in L.A. County Superior Court, Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, claims as the jet reached takeoff speed the pilots became aware one or more of the tires had blown. The suit contends, “Rather than proceed to takeoff, they decided to abort and/or reject the takeoff in a negligent manner.” The plane overshot the runway and burst into flames.
Let me get this straight. He wanted them to take off. I don’t know much about air travel or these winged horses, but how did AM expect the plane to land without the same thing happening? Okay, yea, they probably would have had more time to figure out a solution. And maybe the pilot could have landed in the water. And maybe everyone on that plane could have drowned instead of being burned. But apart from repairing the tire in mid-flight or forest pixies banding together to guide the plane to a safe landing, I don’t see a less disastorous outcome.