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NTSB report on fatal Taylorville crash almost done

April 4, 2014

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A detailed report on a fatal central Illinois plane crash could be ready soon, more than 18 months after a dozen skydivers jumped from the aircraft just before it went down.

The August 2012 crash in Taylorville killed pilot Brandon Sparrow, who stayed at the controls when the twin-engine plane stalled and began to roll. It took a steep dive and crashed just yards from an occupied home.

Tom Latson is an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board. He tells The (Decatur) Herald & Review (http://bit.ly/1pZz3Xh ) that he expects his final report to done in about a month.

Latson says his review of the crash includes footage from some of the parachutists who had helmet-mounted cameras that captured the doomed plane.

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Information from: Herald & Review, http://www.herald-review.com

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