Thursday, February 18, 2010

Austin Local Flies Aircraft into Office Building

Today at approximately 10:00am, a local Austin Software Engineer flew a single engine Cirrus aircraft into a seven story office building which housed the local US Government Internal Revenue Service office. The man, 53 year old Joseph Stack, has apparently attempted to burn down his house with wife and child last evening. A message on a website owned by the man read like a suicide note, and quoted sections of the US tax code.

As the incident occurred close to where I work, I took an extended lunch break and took some photos. I also managed to attend the press conference that occurred at 11:30am local time.

Photos below, with more on the way.

1 comment:

wesley said...

The guy with the safety vest in the last photo looks bored!!