Anna M. Gonzalez
News 8 Austin
Friday, February 19th, 2010
A federal employee died when a plane crashed into a building in North Austin Thursday, police say.
According to federal officials, the pilot of the plane started a house fire in North Austin before heading to the Georgetown Municipal Airport, getting into his plane and flying it into the Echelon Building 1 in the 9400 block of Research Blvd. The building houses 200 employees of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, including that agency’s criminal investigations division.
The pilot is also presumed dead.
EMS officials say 13 people were treated on the scene, suffering from heat-related injuries. Of those, two were critically injured and transported to the hospital. One person suffered second-degree burns across 25 percent of his back. He was transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. The other suffered non-life threatening injuries due to smoke inhalation.
This article was posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 at 5:59 am