Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend Travis Barker may 'fly again' 13 years after escaping death in horrific plane crash
KOURTNEY Kardashian's boyfriend Travis Barker revealed he's considering getting on a plane – 13 years after surviving a horrific jet crash.
The Blink-182 drummer, 45, was left feeling "suicidal" and suffering multiple burns after the jet he was travelling on "blew up" in September 2008.
Travis and one other passenger survived the devastating accident, while the four other people on board died.
The father of two has rarely discussed the nightmare crash, but did previously admit that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result.
Despite the impact on his mental health, the rocker appears to be ready to get back on a plane.
Travis caught fans' attention when he tweeted on Friday, "I might fly again," alongside a plane emoji.
In 2008, the musician was traveling to California from South Carolina with his friend DJ Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein when their jet crashed during take-off.
The captain of the jet was 31-year-old Sarah Lemmon, who had received several notices of disapproval during her training process.
Four of the six people on board died in the crash, with Travis and Adam critically injured – Adam would go on to pass away in 2009 from "acute intoxication."
The aircraft misjudged the distance of the runway, overran the runway end and crashed through the airport boundary fence. The plane crossed South Carolina Highway 302, and came to rest onto an embankment, before bursting into flames.
Both pilots of the aircraft were killed, while Travis and Adam suffered horrendous second and third degree burns.
The two survivors, alongside the estates of two of the deceased, sued for damages from both the company behind the aircraft – Learjet as well as tyre manufacturer Goodyear, who they deemed responsible after the accident was sparked by one of the jet's tyres exploding – causing Lemmon to try and abort the take-off at high speed.
Travis once relieved the horror moment on the Joe Rogan podcast in late 2019.
The drummer said: "When I jumped through the emergency exit when the plane blew up, I was in such a hurry to exit the plane I jumped right into the jet, which is full of fuel.
"My whole body lit up. I had jet fuel in my whole body. I burped jet fuel for almost three months (after).
"When I jumped into the jets … I started running … I was ripping off my clothes because that's what my instinct told me to do … but little did I know I was still on fire because I was soaked in jet fuel."
65% of the drummer's body was badly burnt and Travis did face the daunting prospect of potentially having his right-foot amputated.
He said: "My right foot almost didn't make it, that was the thing that was most soaked was my shoes and socks. I was running towards a highway and I hear some guy yelling, 'Stop, drop and roll', and I heard it through all the chaos of sirens and everything.
"I stopped, dropped and rolled, and the only thing still on fire was my feet. So they were on fire the longest."
The musician would go on to spend over eleven weeks in the hospital after the incident, in which he endured 27 surgeries and skin grafts.
He revealed to Rogan the damaging impact this had on his mental health, stating: "After my accident … I was four months in a hospital being fed morphine every day.
"When I was in the hospital, I was on so many drugs I didn't even know my two friends had passed away. I didn't know the pilots had passed away. I didn't remember anything.
"I kept thinking everyone was in the hospital, including the two pilots and including my best friends. I thought everyone was in different rooms until two weeks before I left. Then I went crazy … I wasn't in a good place.
"I was kind of crazy. I was suicidal. I did a lot of post-traumatic therapy when I was in the hospital to calm things down after my surgery. Over time … I started to feel better."
The musician's change in outlook might have something to do with his relationship with Kourtney.
Travis and the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 41, have been on several loved-up getaways since confirming their romance, including to her $12million La Quinta mansion.
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