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Bumpus
02-18-2010, 01:42 PM
A pilot apparantly set fire to his home before crashing his (small) plane into a building in Austin, TX.

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Bumpus
02-18-2010, 01:56 PM
OK, apparantly no-one has a clue yet...

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Austin Plane Crash Not a Terrorist Incident
http://nwahomepage.com/content/fulltext/?cid=150621

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says it does not think a small plane crash into an Austin, Texas office building this morning is a terrorist-related incident.

Dozens of law enforcement officers are investigating what may have caused the fiery crash into the building in the Echelon complex located next to Highway 183.

One witness said people were hanging out of the building's windows following the crash.

People inside the building reportedly were rushed to a nearby hospital but there are no figures yet on number of people injured or possibly killed.

One witness said the impact of the plane crash felt like an earthquake had hit.

Fire crews are still working to douse flames.

There are reports the building is located adjacent to the FBI headquarters in Austin.

The plane crashed went down in the 9600 block of Research Boulevard around 10 a.m., according to KARK's sister station KEYE.

Fire officials are on the scene battling the blaze that broke out after the crash.

An unknown number of people are reportedly being rushed to an Austin hospital.

The "Austin American Statesman" reports that emergency crews have set up a triage center at the scene.

The small plane apparently crashed into the building about 10:00 local time this morning.

arsenal
02-18-2010, 01:57 PM
wow crazy stuff... lets hope all the injured recover quickly and that the death toll isn't high

Bumpus
02-18-2010, 02:01 PM
Austin Plane Crash May Have Been Intentional
http://cbs2.com/national/austin.plane.crash.2.1503067.html


A man set fire to his house before stealing a plane and crashing it into a building into Austin,Texas, CNN reported, citing a law enforcement official.

Various broadcast reports say the owner of the home which was ablaze is named Joseph Andrew Stack.

Officials said the plane hit shortly before 10:00 a.m. CT.

CBS affiliate KEYE-TV in Austin reports witnesses said they felt a tremble, saw smoke and the plane smash into the building.

The plane crashed near an FBI building, but did not hit it, FBI spokesman Eric Vasas told CBS Radio News.

At least two patients have been taken to the hospital. There are reports of "walking wounded" at the scene. One person is unaccounted for.

A witness told the Austin-American Statesman that he saw small plane flying very low over the highway, when it banked heavily and crashed into the building.

Law enforcement officials initially said there was no reason to believe this was a criminal act or act of terrorism.

The Statesman reports that a witness saw the plane come in at full throttle. Other witnesses said the plane did not appear to be in distress.

Clipse
02-18-2010, 02:23 PM
That's crazy. Certainly sounds like a "terrorist" act. Seems like he was maybe aiming for the FBI building?

Bumpus
02-18-2010, 02:54 PM
CNN just reported that the man posted a 6-page suicide note on the internet. They read excerpts from it ... apparantly he was pissed at our government and specifically the IRS. The building that he hit had (among other businesses) IRS offices in it with 190 employees.

PhinzN703
02-18-2010, 06:31 PM
So being pissed at the government means you kill yourself? Isn't that the most ironic thing you've ever heard?

tylerdolphin
02-18-2010, 06:36 PM
So being pissed at the government means you kill yourself? Isn't that the most ironic thing you've ever heard?
That'll teach um

PhinzN703
02-18-2010, 06:39 PM
That'll teach um

More food for the worms then :lol:

tylerdolphin
02-18-2010, 06:53 PM
More food for the worms then :lol:
I guarantee the IRS won't be ****ing with him again

GoonBoss
02-19-2010, 07:26 AM
I guess that high speed gummint intrawebz monitoring really worked like a charm.