El Paso Native Survives Plane Crash

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Friday, February 19, 2010 - 3:50pm

Was Inside IRS Building in Austin When Plane Hit

Cesar Pena was born in El Paso and raised in Fabens. The 34 year old has been working in Austin since 1997. He works in the IRS building in Austin and was there when a man crashed his plane into the building.

Pena's offices are located on the first floor of the building and says he plane crashed on the opposite end.  He says the impact blew out the windows and he and his co-workers immediately sought shelter under their desks. Pena says he thought the building had been bombed since they have received threats before.

Pena was able to get out safely and unharmed.

 

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