AUSTIN, Texas — A pilot crashed his small plane into an office building that houses federal tax employees in Austin on Thursday, setting off a raging fire that sent workers fleeing as thick plumes of black smoke poured into the air.
Fire officials said one person was unaccounted for after the plane slammed into the second story of the building. Two people were taken to the hospital.
A U.S. law official identified the pilot as Joseph Stack and said investigators were looking at an anti-government message on the Web linked to him. The website expresses fury at the IRS and said violence “is the only answer.”