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Repairs Continue 1 Year After Austin Plane Crash

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A man protesting the IRS crashed his small plane into the side of an Austin building on February 18, 2010. (credit: AP Photo)

A man protesting the IRS crashed his small plane into the side of an Austin building on February 18, 2010. (credit: AP Photo)

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AUSTIN (AP) – A Texas building where a tax protester killed himself by flying his small plane into the structure continues to be repaired a year later.

Friday was the first anniversary of the fiery crash into the Austin building where the Internal Revenue Service had offices.

The Austin American-Statesman reports new tenants could start moving into the multi-story building by the end of 2011.

Andrew Joseph Stack III died in the Feb. 18, 2010, crash he caused by flying his single-engine plane into Echelon I. An IRS worker, Vernon Hunter, was at work and was killed.

Kevin Kimball with KVA Inc., a management company that operates the building, says the damaged structural steel has been replaced.

Kimball says the next step is replacing the glass curtain wall exterior, followed by interior work.

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