Well, this is certainly weird. A little freelance suicide terrorism by air, though apparently not of the Islamic variety. That’s a change. The pilot even left an online manifesto (praising communism and calling capitalism “greedy”) re his target: an IRS audit office.
Caused a heckuva fire, but that figures, if the plane (one similar to this) was full of gas. About two miles north of the rancho, as it happens. This seems to be the guy’s (second) wife and daughter step-daughter. My condolences to them.
UPDATE: Late Thursday, the daily was calling the plane a Cherokee Piper 140 four-seater, similar to this one, and saying there’s at least one dead besides the pilot, tentatively identified as the plane’s owner Andrew Joseph Stack III. Also at least one man burned and several with minor injuries. A WaPo columnist, among others, is blaming the Tea Partiers. Figures.
MORE: Some people think the suicide terrorist was a “hero,” and it’s not who you might think.