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    DJ AM Spins Separate Plane Crash Suit

    DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) Josephine Santos,

    DJ AM has spun his own version of the tragic events that unfolded in September.

    The celebrity mix maestro, severely injured along with Travis Barker in a private-jet crash that killed four others, has filed a negligence lawsuit against the aircraft and tire manufacturers and the three charter companies he believes share responsibility for the accident.

    While Barker filed a similar suit last month, Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein is also going after the estates of Sarah Lemmon and James Bland, the pilots who died in the crash.

    DJ AM's complaint, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, contends that Lemmon and Bland were aware that one or more of the jet's tires had failed as they approached takeoff speed.

    But "rather than proceed to takeoff, they decided to abort and/or reject the takeoff in a negligent manner," the suit states, per documents obtained by

    The plane ultimately overshot the runway and crossed an adjacent highway before crashing into an embankment.

    The defendants named in the suit also include Clay Lacy Aviation, which has denied having anything to do with the plane Barker and DJ AM booked; Global Exec Aviation; Inter Travel and Services Inc. (reportedly the company that owned the plane); Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.; and Learjet.

    DJ AM, who suffered second- and third-degree burns to his upper body and head, is seeking unspecified punitive damages and compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings, property damage and past and future medical and health-related expenses.

    The National Transportation Safety Board is also investigating the circumstances surrounding the Sept. 19 crash, but a report isn't expected until the middle of next year.



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