A small plane smashed into a federal building housing U.S. tax offices in Austin, Texas on Thursday. The low-flying small plane crashed into the office building that houses the Internal Revenue Service in Texas. The officials stated it was an intentional act by the pilot. It is reported that the pilot had set his own house on fire before taking off in the plane and crashing it into the building about 10 a.m.
The pilot had been identified by authorities as Joseph Andrew Stack, a 53-year-old software engineer who lived in Texas, crashed the plane intentionally. Investigators are looking at an anti-government message on the web linked to him. Latest news stated that Stack was confirmed dead.
The incident left the seven-story building in flames. Thick gray smoke blowing out of the second and third stories of the building. The fire crews using ladder trucks and hoses while battling the fire. Dozens of windows were blown out and people on the streets paused to take a look at the event.
The White House stated that President Barack Obama has been briefed about the plane crash.
Two people were hospitalized in the incident and this case somewhat renewed fears of domestic terrorism and might affect the level in security for private aircraft.
The incident shows us that even a single person could done a terrible damage so I think U.S. will tighten the level of security after this.
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