NTSB probes crash that injured Blink 182 drummer

WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal safety officials are meeting to determine the cause of a Learjet crash 18 months ago that killed four people and seriously injured Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM.

Among the safety issues likely to be raised by the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday are whether the plane's tires were properly inflated and why thrust reversers that can help stop planes traveling at high speeds were not engaged.

The plane's manufacturer has also questioned decisions made by the pilots.

The jet was building up speed to take off when it hurtled off a runway in South Carolina, crossed a highway, hit an embankment and was engulfed in flames.

DJ AM died of a drug overdose a year after the accident.

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