Composer James Horner Dies at 61

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Shorts S312 Tucano in flight, the same type of aircraft Mr. Horner was flying at the time of his accident.

Composer James Horner, known for his works in Titanic, Avatar, and Braveheart, was tragically killed in a plane crash outside of Santa Barbra, California while flying his Shorts S312 Tucano.  He was 61.  Mr. Horner was a friend of the aviation community. He composed a piece of music for the Horsemen Cometh, now the Bremont Horsemen aerobatic team, the Horsemen fly to Horner’s piece at airshows around the country.  His legacy will live on, rest in peace.

Photo Credit: http://johncnyren.com/-/johncnyren/gallery.asp?LID=&photoID=13112788&cat=40669

Hawker Hurricane P3351 Noses Over in France

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On Sunday Afternoon, May 24, 2015 in France, Hawker Hurricane P3351 nosed over at the end of the runway at Darios airfield upon lading.  There were no injuries to the pilot, the cause of the accident is under investigation.  This Hawker Hurricane was delivered to the RAF as P3351.  It crashed twice during it service in WWII.  The first in Prestwick on  July 21, 1940 while serving with the RAF and again in Murmansk, Russia in 1943 while serving with the Soviet AF as DR393, where it had been assigned in May of 1941.

Source: http://www.warbirdregistry.org/hurriregistry/hurricane-p3351.html