Aircraft in fatal crash came from Oscar-winning author


Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department by means of AP

Spread particles stays on the ground following an airplane crash near the town of Ventucopa, Calif., Monday, June 22, 2015. County fire spokesman Mike Lindbery states the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday near Quatal Canyon in Los Padres National Forest.

Published Monday, June 22, 2015|11:52 p.m.

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VENTURA, Calif.– A plane registered to Oscar-winning “Titanic” composer James Horner has actually crashed in Southern California, however the identity of the someone who died has not been released.

Jay Cooper, a lawyer for Horner, stated the aircraft was one of a number of owned by the 61-year-old composer, which no one has heard from him given that the crash.

“It was his plane and if he had not been in it, he would’ve called,” Cooper stated Monday night.

The single-engine airplane crashed Monday morning in the Los Padres National park, Ventura County fire spokesperson Mike Lindbery said.

The pilot was killed. No one else was on board.

The airplane was an S-312 Tucano MK1 turbo-prop with 2 seats, said Ian Gregor, spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Teams snuffed out a fire that emerged in vegetation surrounding the remote crash website, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Horner has actually been chosen for 10 Academy Awards, winning 2 for 1997’s best image, “Titanic.” He made up the movie’s score and its long-lasting theme song, “My Heart Will Go On,” sung by Celine Dion.

His scores for “Alien,”” Apollo 13,””Field of Dreams,”” Braveheart,”” A Gorgeous Mind,” “House of Sand and Fog” and “Avatar” likewise made Oscar nods, as did his original song, “Someplace Out There,” from “An American Tail.”

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