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Austin Plane Crash Witness: Hazmat, Fire Department In Place Before Crash (Austin News / KXAN.com) 18 Feb 2010 Witness account of the plane crash in NW Austin —‘I know that the Fire Department got here real fast, because they actually had an engine sitting over there [pointing] that just happened to be doing something with Hazmat, so they were over here, like, right away.’ (Video)
Second body found inside Texas building hit by plane –At least 13 people were injured, with two reported in critical condition. 18 Feb 2010 A software engineer furious with the Internal Revenue Service launched a suicide attack on the agency Thursday by crashing his small plane into an office building containing nearly 200 IRS employees… Emergency crews recovered two bodies from the wreckage. The pilot was presumed dead and one worker in the building had been missing. The FBI tentatively identified the pilot as A. Joseph Stack III. “It felt like a bomb blew off,” said Peggy Walker, an IRS revenue officer who was sitting at her desk. Andrew Jacobson, an IRS revenue officer who was on the second floor when the plane hit with a “big whoomp” and then a second explosion, said about six people couldn’t use the stairwell because of smoke and debris.
Manifesto of Joseph Andrew Stack 18 Feb 2010 ‘If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, ‘Why did this have to happen?’ The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time… 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 recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government.’
Man identified as suicide plane pilot used San Marcos address 18 Feb 2010 A man being identified as the pilot of a plane that crashed into an office building used by Internal Revenue Service in Austin this morning has used San Marcos addresses in the past but the extent of his connections to the city are unclear. The Associated Press is quoting a federal law enforcement official saying a man named Joseph Stack flew his Piper Cherokee plane into the Echelon 1 building on Research Boulevard. Stack posted an apparent suicide note to http://www.embeddedart.com, since removed from the Internet found herein which he railed against the IRS and other entities. Stack used a San Marcos address, 925 E Hwy 80, when he registered the domain name in 2003. That address corresponds with the SanMar Plaza retail center that is home to a Dollar General, Hastings and Hobby Lobby.
Wall Street Urinal labels alleged terrorist ‘protester’ Tax Protester Crashes Plane Into IRS Office 18 Feb 2010 A pilot slammed his small plane into a seven-story building that housed the local office of the Internal Revenue Service Thursday, apparently killing himself and one agency employee, in what federal officials described as a deliberate suicide attack amid a long-running tax dispute. Investigators are looking into whether the pilot, 53-year-old Andrew Joseph Stack, also set his house on fire before taking off in his single-engine Piper Dakota around 9:40 a.m. local time.
Texas crash does not appear to be terrorism-W.House 18 Feb 2010 The White House said the crash of a small plane in the Texas state capital Austin on Thursday did not appear to be terrorism and that President Barack Obama had been briefed about the incident. The Homeland Security Department is looking at investigating all angles of the incident, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters on board Air Force One before leaving on a trip to Colorado. “It does not appear” to be terrorism, Gibbs said.
Small Plane Crashes Into I.R.S. Building in Texas19 Feb 2010 A man crashed a small plane Thursday morning into a seven-story office building in Austin, Tex., that houses offices of the Internal Revenue Service, the authorities said. The pilot was killed. Two people were hospitalized, and one person was still unaccounted for Thursday afternoon. President Obama was briefed on the situation by his counterterrorism adviser, John O. Brennan, at 12:35 p.m., according to Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary. But while the Department of Homeland Security was investigating the crash, federal officials emphasized that they did not consider the case to be a terrorist attack. [?] Officials said the crash was being investigated as a crime [because his name is ‘Stack’ and not ”Muhammad’].
Small plane ‘intentionally’ crashes into Austin, TX, building with FBI, IRS, Echelon offices –Official: Pilot intentionally hit Texas building –Two injuries reported, officials say –199 IRS employees worked in building 18 Feb 2010 FAA officials tell CNN the plane was a Piper Cherokee PA-28. A federal law enforcement official tells CNN that they believe the plane belonged to Joseph Andrew Stack. The Internal Revenue Service in Dallas, Texas, told CNN that the building is a federal IRS outsourced building. It said 199 of its employees work there. CLG: Federal Bureau of Investigation: Austin Resident Office 9420 Research Blvd # Iii400, Austin, TX; Echelon Holdings Ltd 9420 Research Boulevard, Austin, TX.
Pilot deliberately crashed into Texas building, official says 28 Feb 2010 The pilot of a small plane that slammed into a building Thursday morning in Austin, Texas, set his house on fire beforehand and then intentionally crashed the aircraft, a federal official told CNN. Federal officials told CNN the plane was a Piper Cherokee PA-28 they believe belonged to Joseph Andrew Stack. Two F-16 fighter jets were sent from Houston as a precaution, but federal authorities said preliminary information did not indicate any terrorist connection to the crash.
IRS releases statement on plane crash 18 Feb 2010 A small plane crashed into an office complex occupied mostly by the local Internal Revenue Service this morning on the 9400 block of Research Boulevard. “We can confirm a small plane hit a building in Austin, Texas that includes IRS offices in Echelon Building I that houses about 190 IRS employs. We are still in process accounting for all employees and will update as information is available, ” the IRS said in a statement. The city confirmed the Echelon Building at 9430 Research Blvd. was hit.
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