"02/18/2010: On Thursday, in Austin, Texas, United States, Joseph Stack flew his private plane into the Internal Revenue Service building, igniting a fire throughout the seven-story building. He had problems with the IRS in the past and believed "violence was the only answer." Stack died on impact. Several workers were wounded and one was killed. The building was destroyed."
|Type of Attack ()
|Successful Attack? ()
Target Information ()
|Target Type: Government (General)|
|Name of Entity
||Internal Revenue Service|
||The target was the Internal Revenue Service building.|
|Nationality of Target
|Extent of Property Damage
||Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)|
|Value of Property Damage
|Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
|A private plane was used as a missile in the attack.|
|Part of Multiple Incident?||No|
|Criterion 1 ()
|Criterion 2 ()
|Criterion 3 ()
|Doubt Terrorism Proper ()
Perpetrator Group Information
|Number of Perpetrators
|Number of Captured Perpetrators
|Total Number of Casualties
||2 Fatalities / 15 Injured|
|Total Number of Fatalities
|Number of U.S. Fatalities
|Number of Perpetrator Fatalities
|Total Number of Injured
|Number of U.S. Injured
|Number of Perpetrators Injured
|"Fox News, "Pilot Crashers into Texas Building in Apparent Anti-IRS Suicide," http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,586581,00.html (February 18, 2010.)"
|"Associated Press, "Crews Find Body in Building Where Plane Crashed," LexisNexis Academic, Associated Press, February 19, 2010."
|"Xinhua News Agency, "Austin Small Plance Crash Not Act of Terrorism," LexisNexis Academic, Xinhua News Agency, February 18, 2010."