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Plane Registered To Film Composer James Horner Crashes North Of Santa BarbaraSANTA BARBARA (CBSLA.com) — The pilot of a small aircraft, which is believed to have been registered to famed film composer James Horner, was killed when the plane crashed into a remote area about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara on Monday. It was not immediately clear whether or not the pilot was Horner himself. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...
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RIP another good person in the movie industry gone but not forgotten.
people who own /and or operate small private aircraft do so not so much because they "love" flying,but because it is an expensive hobby they can afford..there are many,many cases of non commercial pilots flyig in weather for which they are not trained,or flying into terrain or obstacles they were unaware of..there are also many instances of small aircraft malfunctions or mechanical issues that go undetected until its is too late..i too feel is it sad for any person to die as a result of a plane crash,whether a talented composer from films or a college professor..i do not feel from reading both greg77fa and mike sut's comments,that either were eing unkind,but rather commenting from their own experiences or feelings...
chapmad and Nicholas..(your postings popped up as the most recent).please gentlemen ..be civil..this area is for comments ,yes, but everyone is entitled to an opinion ..some are more knowledgeable than others on aviation articles and issues that post here,but the whole point is to allow opinions,ideas or to share knowledge or news..i don't think a person would read,comment or otherwise bother with flightaware if they had not been in the aviation industry, or had a serious interest in all areas airline,airplane or piloting..courtesy and respect should apply..thanks
You're right...Have a nice day!
Mary, I primarily agreed with some of your views posted on the website, and expanded on them. No intent to enter into a "squabble", and my reference regarding "ego and bravado" related to findings by the NTSB investigations of fatal accidents involving general aviation, and not to any specific individual or incident. I am not claiming Mr. Horner, in any way, possessed any negative traits, was himself, inexperienced, or was at fault in his airmanship, leading to his fatal accident. Evidently, an individual misconstrued or misinterpreted my comments, and decided to take exception. I meant no insult, and I am saddened by Mr. Horner' unfortunate demise...