Residents in the central Illinois town of Taylorville are lauding a pilot who died over the weekend after his plane went down.  Thirty-year old Brandon Sparrow had reportedly just dropped about a dozen skydivers before he went crashing toward several homes.  No one on the ground was injured. 

The plane crashed in Jerry Dobyns' backyard.  He says it was a disastrous site.  The crash occurred late Saturday morning.  Taylorville is about 80 miles northeast of Alton.  An FAA investigation continues.  

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