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Small Aircraft Crashes Into Federal Reserve Bank Building
FOX NEWS 7 - MIAMI ^ | 12/6/2002 | FOX NEWS- MIAMI

Posted on 12/05/2002 9:46:58 PM PST by CreekerFreeper

MIAMI -- A small plane crashed into the Federal Reserve Bank Building at NW 41 Street and 90 Avenue near Doral in Miami earlier tonight, killing the pilot and forcing the evacuation of more than 100 people attending a holiday season party, authorities said. No one inside the building was injured.

Officials say the plane approached the one-story building from the north and struck the front of the building at 8:37 p.m. It then exploded and burst into flames. The aircraft was described as a small single-engine plane, possibly an experimental aircraft.

A fire broke out, but there appeared to be no structural damage to the building. Some windows were broken and some charring was seen. The building is about 3 miles west of Miami International Airport.

"When we first came out of and walked around the side, it was really hard to determine that it was a plane," said vice president and branch manager Jay Curry, who was attending the party at the time of the crash.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue were quick to respond to the scene and they put down foam on the area to contain the fire.

Miami International is close by, but "typically this type of plane would not be in this vicinity at this trajectory," said Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue spokesman Louie Fernandez said. It was too early to tell if the crash was deliberate, "but we're going to examine every angle," he said.

There is a helicopter landing pad on the other side of the Federal Reserve Building so police say the small plane may have been trying to land in the area.

At least one person has been confirmed dead. No word if any other bodies have been recovered.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen.

The building also houses the Miami bureau of The Associated Press.

There are some road closures in the area. Police have blocked off the road at 107th Avenue.

Stay tuned to WSVN Channel 7 for more on this developing story.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aircraft; attack; bank; banking; crash; dade; domesticterrorism; federalreserve; fire; florida; miami; planecrash; terrorism; war
Here we go...
1 posted on 12/05/2002 9:46:58 PM PST by CreekerFreeper
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To: CreekerFreeper
C'mon. Would Saddam (or his buddies in Al Quada) be crazy enough to attack us right now?

That's almost BEGGIN' for a nukin'

But then again, maybe they ARE that crazy.
2 posted on 12/05/2002 9:48:44 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Sheesh. If they're trying to use GA aircraft for terror, that would be like using a Honda Civic to ram a nuclear facility. Not enough mass/energy.
3 posted on 12/05/2002 9:50:11 PM PST by bootless
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To: CreekerFreeper
From the description, it sounds like a ultralight.

A mosquito running into a car windshield comes to mind.

4 posted on 12/05/2002 9:54:11 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: CreekerFreeper; thinden; aristeides; The Great Satan; Shermy; Mitchell
There is a helicopter landing pad on the other side of the Federal Reserve Building so police say the small plane may have been trying to land in the area.

Yeah, right.

5 posted on 12/05/2002 9:55:18 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Would Saddam (or his buddies in Al Quada) be crazy enough to attack us right now?

Could be that, or more likely, a muslim acting on his own.

If it's either of those two scenarios, it will be covered up and suppressed, just like other events.

6 posted on 12/05/2002 10:00:04 PM PST by Mulder
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To: CreekerFreeper
TV news reported that the plane was a small, experimental model. This is NOT terrorism, most likely, just an accident.
7 posted on 12/05/2002 10:00:53 PM PST by E=MC<sup>2</sup>
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To: Mulder
or more likely, a muslim acting on his own.

That's my bet ....just like the guy in Tampa last year. Flight schools in Florida cater to Muslim terrorists, you know.

8 posted on 12/05/2002 10:04:51 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Rye
That's my bet ....just like the guy in Tampa last year.

Exactly. The politicians don't want the truth to come out since it will elicit responses that are not to their liking.

9 posted on 12/05/2002 10:06:33 PM PST by Mulder
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To: Fred Mertz
"Other" side of the building. Yeah, that's what he was going for. And one of those football field long helipads to boot.

Stuff like this only fuels doubts. Now, if there was some big parking lot on the crash side, maybe one could fashion "he was trying to land" story.

Should be interesting story to follow...

10 posted on 12/05/2002 10:07:16 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Mulder; Fred Mertz; okie01
Could be that, or more likely, a muslim acting on his own.

How about a gold standard fanatic? Someone of extreme views about the money supply?

There's my guess. :)

11 posted on 12/05/2002 10:09:40 PM PST by Shermy
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To: CreekerFreeper
"Miami-Dade Fire Rescue"

The pilot wanted a re-count.

12 posted on 12/05/2002 10:10:52 PM PST by tuna_battle
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To: Mulder; Fred Mertz
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/4677170.htm

"...The plane, a four-seater, was registered June 26 and belonged to AAA Aircraft Leasing of New Smyrna Beach, near Daytona Beach, according to FAA records...."
13 posted on 12/05/2002 10:13:20 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Shermy
Someone of extreme views about the money supply?

Someone who read this book, perhaps? (I highly recommend it, btw).

14 posted on 12/05/2002 10:13:57 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Rye
Someone who read this book, perhaps? (I highly recommend it, btw).

I haven't read that one yet. I just finished "Creature from Jekyll Island", and it's one of the best books I've read.

15 posted on 12/05/2002 10:20:12 PM PST by Mulder
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To: Rye
Actually, the gubmint's massive deficit spending is pretty extreme...
16 posted on 12/05/2002 10:22:48 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Mulder
Thanks for the tip. I just read the review on Amazon, and it looks like a worthwhile read.
17 posted on 12/05/2002 10:24:48 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Shermy
"How about a gold standard fanatic? Someone of extreme views about the money supply?"

First, it was "smiley faces".

Now, Shermy the Swami says the answer is: "gold bugs".

18 posted on 12/05/2002 10:35:13 PM PST by okie01
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To: E=MC<sup>2</sup>
What was the nationality of the pilot?
19 posted on 12/05/2002 10:35:30 PM PST by altair
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To: Fred Mertz
There is a helicopter landing pad on the other side of the Federal Reserve Building so police say the small plane may have been trying to land in the area.

Yeah, right.

Oh yes--Fred, If Santa Claus can manage to bring his sleigh and eight tiny reindeer perfectly to rest on the steep, snow-covered roof of a country farmhouse, or on the crumbling roof of a NYC tenement building, then why yes-- I do believe that a small plane pilot could mistake a small, square patch of cement at the Federal Reserve Building for a full length airport runway.

20 posted on 12/05/2002 11:02:51 PM PST by NRA2BFree
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To: NRA2BFree
Well, since you put it that way, I'm not so sure what happened now.
21 posted on 12/05/2002 11:10:57 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: Alamo-Girl
al Qaeda Air Force at work again?
22 posted on 12/05/2002 11:12:06 PM PST by anymouse
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To: CreekerFreeper
"When we first came out of and walked around the side, it was really hard to determine that it was a plane," said vice president and branch manager Jay Curry, who was attending the party at the time of the crash.

THE COVERUP AND LIES BEGIN

An earlier article explicitly mentioned a board of directors meeting occurring at the time of the crash. This is not mentioned ONCE in this new story.

23 posted on 12/05/2002 11:22:36 PM PST by ikka
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To: Fred Mertz
Well, since you put it that way, I'm not so sure what happened now.

Oh not to worry, Big Brother will have it all worked out by morning so we can eat the story with our breakfast. Aren't you happy they take such good care of us? What would we do without their help? </ sarcasm>

24 posted on 12/05/2002 11:27:56 PM PST by NRA2BFree
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To: CreekerFreeper
Okay McVeigh was framed but I do tend to suspect this was an act by a "Bircher on Steroids" type.
25 posted on 12/06/2002 12:27:13 AM PST by weikel
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To: Fred Mertz
I am waiting for any reports concerning emergency radio contact ... heard anything yet? If not, then you know what happened.
26 posted on 12/06/2002 12:40:47 AM PST by flamefront
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To: flamefront; Fred Mertz
From this AP report in the Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
27 posted on 12/06/2002 1:10:30 AM PST by flamefront
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
..."that's beggin' for a nukin!"


ROFLMBO!!!!!!!!!!


Agreed!
28 posted on 12/06/2002 1:25:59 AM PST by Lilly
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To: E=MC<sup>2</sup>
Riiiight. And even if it was a small, experimental model, that doesn't exlude it from being stolen and used as a bomb with a propeller.
29 posted on 12/06/2002 4:49:54 AM PST by anobjectivist
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To: anobjectivist
It's kind of humorous if someone was actually targeting a Fed governor. It's not like some joker off the street couldn't do just as good a job. Sheesh, like I said earlier I expect a raiding party of camoflaged mexican wrestling masked ME specops to attack Mt. Rushmore or maybe the Grand Canyon. Huh?
30 posted on 12/06/2002 5:39:29 AM PST by kinghorse
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To: Shermy
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/4677170.htm

"...The plane, a four-seater, was registered June 26 and belonged to AAA Aircraft Leasing of New Smyrna Beach, near Daytona Beach, according to FAA records...."

So who leased it from AAA Aircraft Leasing, or if it wasn't leased out to anyone, who are the principals of AAA Aircraft Leasing?


31 posted on 12/06/2002 6:13:17 AM PST by FreedomFlyer
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To: CreekerFreeper
Maybe the pilot knew how to take off, cruise in level flight,
climb and descend, but never learned to land. Its my understanding that some folks learning to fly in the Florida region are taught everything, except how to land...
32 posted on 12/06/2002 6:13:49 AM PST by C210N
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To: anymouse
Jeepers! Thanks for the heads up!
33 posted on 12/06/2002 6:30:57 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: flamefront
Who was the pilot?
34 posted on 12/06/2002 6:37:48 AM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: Mulder
I'm surprised they haven't released the guy's name yet.

2 to 1 it's Mohammed.

But I'm also surprised they haven't profiled him as a middle age white American guy, while they are waiting for the name to be released.
35 posted on 12/06/2002 2:28:04 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: E=MC<sup>2</sup>
Only when they publish the pilot's name/nationality (real one) can I agree with your assessment.
36 posted on 12/06/2002 7:30:39 PM PST by Libertina
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