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NTSB report blames tires in fatal SC Learjet crash

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Federal investigators blame under-inflated tires and a failed attempt to abort takeoff for a Learjet crash in South Carolina that killed four people and seriously injured Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM.

The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report Friday on the September 2008 crash. Board members discussed and voted on the report at a meeting earlier this month.

Barker and DJ AM, also known as Adam Goldstein, had just finished a concert in Columbia and were taking off from a local airport in their chartered jet with 2 of Barker's staff members and two pilots on Sept. 19, 2008.

The National Transportation Safety Board also said that a design flaw in the Learjet 60 was at fault in the crash.

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