Thursday, February 18, 2010

Plane Hits Austin Building: Plane Hits Eschelon Building in Austin, Tx

UPDATE: AN INTENTIONAL ACT: The NTSB believes the pilot set his own house on fire, and flew his plane into the building where the FBI is located. A small plane hit a seven-story Austin, Texas building, known as the Eschelon Building, at about 10 AM CST this morning. At this moment, there is no information on the plane or its occupants. On going updates as available. See continuing updates here.

Austin, Tx - Eschelon Building

 There are both private and federal offices in the Eschelon Building. A source is telling FOX News that one person in the building are unaccounted for, but at 11:15 AM CDT, authorities caution that firefighters are just getting into the building. It appears that the plane struck the 2nd floor. Another report says some people on the second floor are trapped, but this is unconfirmed.

The plane was a single-engine. The 7-story building is in the 9400 block of Research Boulevard, near U.S. 183 and MoPac. The nearest airport is Austin Bergstrom International Airport, about 15 miles away. The crash site is on the airport flight path.

Electricity in the area is out, including traffic lights. Some streets are closed, and some locations have been evacuated.

Related and Background:
Austin Plane Crash - How Did So Many Escape? 

Austin Eschelon Building Crash Site - Second body Found

Joe Stack Bomb Threat at Airport? Stack Burned House Down by Detonating a Bomb?

Joseph Andrew Stack Rant Against IRS: Joe Stack Suicide Note Online

Joseph Andrew Stack is Pilot Hitting Austin Building

Austin Eschelon Building: Plane Intentionally Flown into Building in Austin

Plane Hits Austin Building in Austin, Texas

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