After being a victim of a terrifying jet crash in September, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has recovered and is suing Bombardier Inc., a Canadian Aerospace conglomerate for monetary damages for the incident which killed four people and put him and DJ AM in the hospital.
According to MTV News, a federal inquiry into the crash two months ago led investigators to conclude that a blown tire could have contributed to the incident. Officials have taken it into account due to the sound on the cockpit voice recorder, which matches with the tire blowout theory.
In the suit, Barker claims the parts, and therefore the plane itself, were defective.
“Its landing gear, tires, wheels, brakes, reverse-thrust system, squat switches and component parts were not airworthy,” the lawsuit reads. “One or more of the tires failed, leaving tire debris and portions of airplane components along the 8,600-foot runway.”
Barker is suing for “pain and suffering, psychological and emotional distress and disfigurement and pre-impact fear of death and burning.”
Barker made his first televised appearance since the crash on “Total Finale Live,” during which he spoke about the challenges he’s faced since suffering extensive second- and third-degree burns as a result of the incident.