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.