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 agencyâ€™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