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A twin engine plane carrying 13 people crashed into a Taylorville neighborhood Saturday, killing the pilot.  The plane crashed into Jerry Dobyns' backyard and he says the outcome could've been a lot worse.

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Dobyns says he knew there wouldn't be any survivors when he saw the plane had landed in his backyard  leaving a gaping hole and debris.  

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The pilot is identified as Brandon Sparrow, from Augusta, Illinois.  He was the only person who died in the crash.  Twelve skydivers were on board but they all parachuted to safety before the plane hit the ground.   No one on the ground was injured.  The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have taken over the investigation, and it could be months before they figure out what happened.

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