Austin Plane Crash Categories: 02-February, Terrorism Timelines: Attacks

Panorama of the damaged Echelon office complex in Austin, TX, the day after a man flew his plane into it.

Panorama of the damaged Echelon office complex in Austin, TX, the day after a man flew his plane into it. (Credit: Jasleen Kaur) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


February 18, 2010:

“Andrew Joseph Stack deliberately flew his small single engine aircraft into the Echelon I office building located at 9420 Research Blvd., Austin, Texas. Prior to that, he had set fire to his own residence located approximately two miles from the Echelon I building, drove 15 miles to the Georgetown Municipal Airport, and took off heading straight for the Echelon I building. The night before, he had posted a rambling manifesto on the Internet complaining bitterly about the IRS. Stack died in the plane crash, as did one innocent civilian employee in the building.” — Austin Fire Department, After Action Report

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