List of Plane-Building Crashes
Some crashes involving aircraft striking high-rise buildings:
_July 28, 1945: An Army B-25 bomber crashes into New York’s Empire State Building, killing three crew members and 11 people in the Catholic War Relief Office on the 70th floor. The plane had been lost in morning fog when it struck the 102-story building.
_Sept. 11, 2001: Two hijacked jetliners slam into the twin 110-story towers of New York’s World Trade Center, and a third hits the Pentagon near Washington. A fourth crashes into a field in Pennsylvania after the passengers fight back against the terrorists. The towers collapse and a section of the Pentagon is heavily damaged; nearly 3,000 people are killed.
_Jan. 5, 2002: A 15-year-old boy, Charles Bishop, steals a Cessna from a flight school and crashes into the 28th floor of the 42-story Bank of America Plaza in downtown Tampa, Fla. He is the only fatality. Though Bishop left a note supporting the Sept. 11 attacks, police said it was a suicide but not a terrorist attack.
_April 18, 2002: A small plane slams into the landmark, 30-story Pirelli tower in Milan, Italy, killing pilot Luigi Fasulo and two workers inside the building. Investigators conclude it was most likely he fell ill or couldn’t steer his Rockwell Commander 112TC while experiencing technical difficulties, not that he tried to kill himself as was initially suggested.
_Oct. 11, 2006: A small plane crashes into a 50-story condominium tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Police say at least two people are killed.