Repairs Continue Year After IRS Protester Crash

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    A man believed to have a grudge against the Internal Revenue Service allegedly flew his airplane into a seven-story office building.

    A Texas building where a tax protester killed himself by flying his small plane into the structure continues to be repaired a year later.

    Friday was the first anniversary of the fiery crash into the Austin building where the Internal Revenue Service had offices.

    The Austin American-Statesman reports new tenants could start moving into the multi-story building by the end of 2011.

    Andrew Joseph Stack III died in the Feb. 18, 2010, crash he caused by flying his single-engine plane into Echelon I. An IRS worker, Vernon Hunter, was at work and was killed.

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    Kevin Kimball with KVA Inc., a management company that operates the building, says the damaged structural steel has been replaced.

    Kimball says the next step is replacing the glass curtain wall exterior, followed by interior work.