Remembering the Pirelli Tower

Friday, April 18th, 2003

Sorry, this has nothing to do with Athens, but just in case you were wondering . . . Remember last April when a small private plan flew into the Pirelli building in Milan, and people naturally tied it to the infamous events in New York City of September 11, 2001, and to terrorism generally? Well, according to the mainstream Danish newspaper Politiken, you can rest easy: investigators have reported to Reuters that pilot Luigi Fasulo’s up-close-and-personal encounter with that building’s 32nd floor was simply an accident. They didn’t even judge it a suicide, as Fasulo’s son had maintained. Now, you might further recall that, even before that, some kid just learning to fly had flown an airplane into a building in what I recall was Tampa, Florida. I still haven’t seen any final report explaining that incident – in the Danish press, or anywhere else.

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