30-year-old Brandon Sparrow of Augusta, near Macomb, is being remembered as a great young man by those who knew him. Sparrow was the pilot of a plane that crashed in Taylorville on Saturday. It was a skydiving plane and all 12 skydivers were able to get out before the plane crashed into a backyard. It's unclear what happened to cause the crash. Authorities say the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board have taken over the investigation, which could take months to complete.
(Posted 8-13-2012 at 8:17am, Michelle Eccles)