Family man, friend, executive always giving

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Friends of a Center Grove area pilot know that when his plane landed in a backyard, narrowly avoiding destroying two homes, it wasn’t an accident.

Bill Gilliland was both a skilled pilot and a conscientious man.

His friend Rob Richardson, a former pilot, said he knows without hesitation that, when Gilliland knew the airplane was going to crash, he tried to protect the people on the ground.

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