Monday, February 22nd, 2010
Nothing in pilot Joe Stack’s final exchange with the control tower at Georgetown Municipal Airport would have indicated anything was out of the ordinary on Thursday morning.
According to recordings, Stack’s Piper N-28 Dakota was cleared for take-off at 9:45 a.m.
“Have a nice day,” were Stack’s final calm words.
Minutes later, Stack allegedly slammed his plane into the Echelon I building in Northwest, where the Internal Revenue Service housed its complaint resolution office. Two people died. The bodies have yet to be identified, although it is suspected one is Stack and the other a missing worker. First responders said it was God’s grace that prevented the incident from claiming more lives.
On Friday, NBC News learned details that would have indicated an even more methodical plan by Stack. A fuel drum was missing at the Georgetown airport, and seats had been taken out of Stack’s plane.
This article was posted: Monday, February 22, 2010 at 5:47 am