Plane Crashes Into Building Next to FBI Offices in Austin, Texas (Video) …Update: Pilot Identified as Joseph Andrew Stack …Update: A Marxist Nut

CNN is reporting that the pilot intentionally hit the Texas building.

Smoke billows from a seven-story building after a small private plane crashed into the building in Austin, Texas on Thursday Feb. 18, 2010. (Austin American-Statesman, Claudia Grisales)

People were on the second floor. They couldn’t get out. They were hanging out the windows screaming for help –AFP.

Reuters reported:


A small aircraft crashed into a building next to an FBI office in the Texas state capital of Austin on Thursday, local officials said.

The plane crashed into a seven-story building at about 10 a.m. CST, said Helena Wright, a spokeswoman for the Austin Police Department. There were no deaths reported but two people were hospitalized, police said.

No terrorist link was suspected, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

A witness told KVUE that it didn’t appear the plane was having any trouble before it crashed, but it was flying very low.

News Austin 8— Crews in the field said the plane hit a Lexus, shattering the car’s glass, before crashing into the building.

More… The plane was registered to Joseph Andrew Stack, the Federal Aviation Administration told an Austin TV station, whose house in north Austin burned Thursday morning. A neighbor rescued a woman and a girl from the burning house, according to Austin media reports.

UPDATE: The Smoking Gun posted a letter it claims was written by the suspect lashing out at the IRS… The statement was uploaded to the front page of a web site that was registered in 1997 by a Joe Stack, who listed an address in San Marcos, Texas, which is about 35 miles south of Austin. The online posting is titled “Well Mr. Big Brother IRS man… take my pound of flesh and sleep well.”

UPDATE: Figures. The guy sounds like another crazy Marxist nut.
From his screed:

Why is it that a handful of thugs and plunderers can commit unthinkable atrocities (and in the case of the GM executives, for scores of years) and when it’s time for their gravy train to crash under the weight of their gluttony and overwhelming stupidity, the force of the full federal government has no difficulty coming to their aid within days if not hours? Yet at the same time, the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country’s leaders don’t see this as important as bailing out a few of their vile, rich cronies.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

Too bad for the MSM. He wasn’t a tea party protester.

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