An account from someone in Milan (MSN messenger convo): Nick says: tell me about that plane! Dave says: yeah, fuck hey? Dave says: 2 blocks from my studio. Heard the bang. Dave says: saw the smoke Nick says: christ Dave says: It was no accident. Dave says: There were fucking helicopters everywhere BEFORE it happened.. Dave says: plus, the fucking plane did 2 loops of the city before it hit Milan's only skyscraper smack in the middle. Yeah, that's an accident. Dave says: the only fucking skyscraper... Dave says: most importantly, the fucking thing exploded and blew out the other side of the building. If a plane of that size was arriving from Locarno, then it was empty, no fuel. Nick says: "The pilot was named as Gino Fasulo, 68 and retired. He was an experienced pilot, having logged 5,000 hours of flying time." Dave says: interesting.. Nick says: "His Piper Air Commander plane had taken off from Locarno, Switzerland, and was headed for Milan's Linate airport when he veered off course." Dave says: but I don't buy it. Nick says: what is in that buiding? trade? Dave says: there was a wierd smell of chemicals, like explosives in the air as well. It took out 3 floors and the opposite side of the building... Christ it was only a 4 seater. Nick says: BOOM Dave says: the building is the economic symbol of Milan, and houses the regions business/government offices. Again, coincidence. Dave says: smells, dude. Nick says: indeed it does Dave says: yeah. We've had problems recently with local terrorism. a crew called the Red Brigade. They've been around since the sixties. Plus there's the black block - against globalisation.