Plane crashes into Austin office building

February 18, 2010

AUSTIN — A small single-engine airplane has crashed into an office complex in North Austin, an Austin police spokeswoman said Thursday.

The seven-story office building, described as the Echelon building, is in the 9400 block of Research Boulevard, according to Austin fire officials. The site is near U.S. 183 and MoPac. The crash happened about 10 a.m.

Spokeswoman Helena Wright said officials do not yet know whether the aircraft was private or commercial, and they had no immediate word on casualties.

A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security said there is no reason to believe that terrorism or criminal activity is involved.
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Repeal the 17th Amendment. Restore Liberty.

by Walt Garlington

Interest in the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution continues to grow as citizens and state and local government officials consider ways to protect their authority from federal intrusion. From Louisiana to New Hampshire to Washington state, 10th Amendment legislation is being crafted and approved to veto federal regulations and orders regarding firearms, medical marijuana, cap and trade, education, the sending of a state’s National Guard to war, health care, and more. Continue reading