01/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Travis Barker Crash Pilot's Family Speaks Out On Lawsuit

The family of James Bland, one of two Learjet pilots who died in the crash involving Travis Barker and DJ AM, is confident the pilots weren't at fault despite accusations they were poorly trained.

"We know the investigation will eventually show they weren't negligent," Bland's younger sister, Laura Martz, 47, tells PEOPLE. "James took piloting very seriously. If he felt the plane wasn't maintained properly, he would've refused to fly that day."

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