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A Solo Plane Belonging To Titanic Composer James Horner Crashed And The Unidentified Pilot Was Found Dead

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A solo plane registered to Oscar-winning composer James Horner crashed near Santa Barbara on Monday morning, and the pilot was found dead at the scene.

While it hasn't been confirmed that the body belonged to the Titanic musician, authorities are unaware of whom else could have been operating the plane.

The pilot was the only person on board when it crashed at around 9:30a.m., and it is unclear what caused the accident.

Authorities are having difficulty determining if it was actually the 61-year-old in the wreckage, because the plane started a brush fire upon impact and there were practically no remains.

Our hearts are with James' family at this time.

[Image via Lia Toby/WENN.]

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So Sad: Torrey Ward, Illinois State Associate Head Coach, Dies In Plane Crash Returning From Final Four Title Game

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There have been waaaay too many plane crashes lately, it seems, and our hearts are broken having to report on another one.

Torrey Ward was the associate head coach for Illinois State basketball, and he was on a small plane returning from the Final Four title game on Tuesday game when bad weather — mainly fog — reportedly caused catastrophic problems for the flight. Seven people lost their lives.

Here's what the Chicago Tribune reported:

"[The] Cessna 414 had left the Indianapolis airport around 11 p.m. and hit heavy fog over central Illinois, according to Scott Barrows, the father-in-law of the owner of the plane, Scott Bittner, who was among those killed."

We can't even imagine what their families and friends are going through.

Scott Barrows, a former UIC faculty member, also commented on the tragic incident

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Germanwings Pilot Had A History Of Mental Illness & Was Months Away From Possibly Losing His License

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As the investigation into the Germanwings crash continues on, authorities are uncovering more and more startling details about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz who intentionally crashed the plane.

According to reports and medical documents, Lubitz had recently torn up medical notes where a doctor declared him "unfit to work," and he was months away from possibly losing his license as a result.

[ Related: Germanwings Plane Was Crashed 'Deliberately' According To Black Box Investigation ]

When Lubitz was training to be a pilot, he left the program for awhile because of mental reasons, and was treated for over a year and a half. Remarkably, he was still allowed to become a pilot.

Flying had been Lubitz's dream since he was young, and he even worked as a

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Taiwanese Plane Crashes Into Bridge — And The Whole Terrifying Moment Is Caught On Dashcam

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A TransAsia Airways plane crashed in Taiwan Wednesday morning, and horrifyingly, the entire thing was caught on film.

The ATR-72 turbo-prop plane went down just moments after taking off from Taipei Songshan Airport — and crashed into a bridge before hitting the river.

According to the latest reports, there were 58 people on board the flight.

15 have been rescued from the river with 18 still unaccounted for. At least 25 are confirmed dead.

The dashboard cam of a motorist just yards from the crash caught the shocking moment on video (below):

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Jenni Rivera's Estate Sues Owner Of Crashed Jet

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The saga of Jenni Rivera's tragic, untimely death continues.

On Monday, relatives of both Rivera and her entourage filed a lawsuit against Starwood Management, Inc., who owned the Learjet 25 that crashed in Northern Mexico in December 2012. Also listed in the suit are Bombardier Inc. and Learjet Inc., companies who serviced the jet.

[ Related: Jenni Rivera's Plane Crash Cause Revealed! ]

The plane — which was on route to Toluca, Mexico — plunged over 28,000 feet, killing both pilots and 5 passengers.

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Father Dies In Front Of Injured Daughter After An Emergency Plane Crash Landing Hits Them On The Beach

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This is so so so terrible.

Sgt. Ommy Irizarry and his daughter Oceana were at Caspersen Beach, FL on Sunday when tragedy struck. A 1972 Piper Cherokee aircraft, piloted by Karl Kokomoor needed to have an emergency landing — a landing that accidentally hit the father and critically injured his daughter.

The details aren’t clear, so it’s unknown why the pilot needed to

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Jason Biggs Apologizes For His Insensitive Tweets Yet Again, But This Time It's At Least Not On Twitter!

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Oh Jason Biggs, everyone copes differently to every situation, but we will say those tweets were too soon.

The Orange Is The New Black star received a lot of flack for his ill-advised and poorly timed posts after the tragic Malaysia Airlines plane crash.

This wasn't the first time the actor got in trouble for what he said on the micro-blogging site!

Although Jason did apologize on Twitter, it certainly wasn't enough for the actor since he went on The View to apologize one more time.

Jason said with remorse:

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