In a not-so-surprising move, Travis Barker is suing the plane and tire companies involved in the plane crash that landed him in the hospital with burns and killed two of his friends. I’m only surprised that it took him this long.
TMZ reports that Travis and the mother of his deceased bodyguard filed a lawsuit in L.A. against Bombardier Inc., Clay Lacy Aviation and Goodyear Tires.
In the lawsuit, Travis blames fucked-up equipment and the pilots for the crash. Both the pilot and the co-pilot were killed in the crash.
The suit states: “The pilots were either poorly trained and/or failed to follow their training. The pilots’ decision was a breach of their duty owed to the passengers onboard and was a substantial factor in causing the crash and resultant injuries and deaths.”
The suit goes on to say that the plane’s “landing gear, tires, wheels, brakes, reverse thrust system, squat switches and component parts were not airworthy.”
Travis, who is still recovering from his burns, is suing for “pain and suffering, mental anguish, psychological and emotional distress, disfigurement, loss of earnings capacity and medical expenses.”
If those companies are at fault, then I say sue away! No, it’s not going to bring his friends back, but it might prevent this shit from happening in the future to other people.