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Sunday, 6 January, 2002, 23:35 GMT
In pictures: Skyscraper plane crash
A small private plane crashed into a downtown skyscraper in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday killing its 15-year-old pilot who had taken off from a nearby airport without permission.

Following the crash the tail of the light aircraft could be seen dangling from the western side of the office building, which was nearly empty at the time.

Tail of plane
The plane flown by teenager Charles Bishop struck the 28th and 29th floors of Tampa's Bank of America

Firefighters
Firefighters securd the tail of the plane to prevent it crashing to the ground

Wreck of aircraft
There is no evidence the pilot wanted to commit a terrorist act, though he did "express sympathy" to Osama Bin Laden

Florida police officer
Police gathered evidence from the street below the crash site

Sightseers
The Bank of America building became a sightseeing attraction on Saturday night

Gaping hole in Bank of America building
But all that was left on Sunday morning was a gaping hole. The building is likely to be open for business on Monday

See also:

06 Jan 02 | Americas
Chilling reminder of terror attacks
21 Sep 01 | Business
What is the future for skyscrapers?
24 Sep 01 | Middle East
The cult of Bin Laden
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