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“Titanic” composer James Horner dies in plane accident

The Academy Award-winning composer of “Titanic,” James Horner, fell victim to a fatal plane accident in Southern California. He was operating the vehicle north of Santa Barbara when the S312 Tucano MK1 crashed due to unknown circumstances. The statement from Horner’s agency described him as “an avid and experienced pilot.”

The Federal Aviation Administration located the plane near Los Padres National Forest. Horner was declared missing Monday June 22 and presumed dead. This was later confirmed by his assistant. Reports indicate the aircraft’s impact caused an explosion, catching the plane and surrounding vegetation on fire.

Single engine planes are known for their high accident rates and fatality rates. Due to the nature and size of plane, single engine plane accidents have a fatality rate 19 times as high as car accidents. Investigators hope to determine the cause of the accident soon.

James Horner is also known for his composition for “Braveheart,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Avatar,” “Apollo 13,” “Field of Dreams,” and “Aliens.” His extensive career leaves behind a grand legacy and wealth of music for fans to enjoy for decades to come. The heartfelt condolences of Ritter & Associates are sent to the friends and family of James Horney. He is survived by his wife, Sarah, and two daughters.

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