Repairs Continue 1 Year After Austin Plane Crash

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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One Comment

  1. nyla says:

    Why do you mention the name of the man that flew the plane instead of mentioning the innocent bystander first. He is the hero, not the idiot with anger issues. Too often, the media says more about the perpetrator than the victims. They are getting their 15 mins of fame through the media over and over again.

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