Reports are indicating that a plane registered to composer James Horner has crashed in Santa Barbara, killing the unidentified pilot. There is no known cause for the crash in the most up to date reports and there is no indication that the Oscar winning composer was aboard the plane, but there were no survivors according to The Hollywood Reporter:
The crash took place near the community of Ventucopa, off Route 33 between Ventura and Kern counties, with Santa Barbara County Fire receiving an emergency call at 9:30 a.m.
Firefighters found debris in the field and no survivors. The crash had ignited a one-acre brush fire.
The pilot has not been identified, and it is not yet known if Horner was flying the plane. The cause of the crash is unclear, with the situation still under investigation.
Horner is best known for scoring the massive blockbuster Titanic for James Cameron, but also has a long list of credits to his name that include Braveheart, Glory, and Avatar for a second run with Cameron.
Variety and other sources note that Horner’s representatives couldn’t be reached for comment, but keep checking back for updates.