Austin Pilot, Disgruntled with the IRS, Flies Plane Through Building

In what authorities describe as an apparent intentional act, a pilot flew a single-engine plane Thursday into a Northwest Austin office building that houses Internal Revenue Service offices, igniting a massive explosion, jolting terrified employees to the floor and triggering a massive federal investigation. The plane was registered to Andrew Joseph Stack III whose nearby home was on fire at roughly the same time. Austin firefighters search the second floor for remains of a missing worker above where the plane, laying in a crumbled heap, hit the side of the building.

Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

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