Thursday, February 18, 2010

Man Suspected of Intentionally Flying Single Engine Plane in to an Austin IRS Building

Andrew Stack, after posting an online rant against the IRS, has apparently committed a successful suicide attack against the IRS flying a single engine plane into the building. No word on casualties yet.

Update: His final manifesto. Scroll to the bottom; looks to me like he is a Communist and not a Tea Party Protester. End of Update:

Update 2: Andrew Stack lit his house on fire before going on his suicide mission with two people still inside. End of Update: (via)

"A single engine plane smashed into the side of an Austin office buildling today and authorities are investigating reports that the pilot may have burned down his house down and then steered the plane into the building in a suicidal attack on the IRS, sources told ABC News.

The pilot was identified as Andrew Stack. The IRS has offices in the building complex that was struck.

Eyewitnesses who saw the plane slam into the building said the pilot appeared to be in control of the plane in the moments before the crash.
Jones said that in the brief glimpse she got of the pilot he looked to be awake and not struggling. As her car passed under the plane's path she heard a "large explosion" and immediately pulled over to see the building in flames.

She said the plane flew "just straight, right in" to the complex. "You think, did he go in there on purpose?" Jones asked.

"The man suspected of intentionally crashing an airplane into a Texas office building appears to have posted a lengthy online diatribe attacking the Internal Revenue Service and declaring that, "I know I'm hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand." The manifesto, which you'll find below, is dated "2/18/10" and is signed "Joe Stack (1956-2010)."
The online posting is titled "Well Mr. Big Brother IRS man... take my pound of flesh and sleep well."

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