Plane Crash in Austin Investigated as a Crime
POSTED: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 11:55am
UPDATED: Friday, February 19, 2010 - 7:12am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police in Austin, Texas, say the crash of a
small plane into a building that houses the Internal Revenue
Service is an isolated incident and "there is no cause for
concern" about terrorism.
U.S. law enforcement officials say they are investigating
whether the crash was an intentional act by the pilot that was
aimed at the IRS. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the
investigation is continuing.
Austin fire officials says one person who was scheduled to be at
work Thursday is still unaccounted for, and two people were taken
to a hospital. Their conditions and identities were not known.
FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the pilot didn't file a flight
plan. He didn't identify the pilot, and police say they had no
information about the pilot.
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