Federal authorities are connected the morning plane crash into a Northwest Austin building to a house fire in North Austin.
The fire broke out just before 9:30 a.m. near Parmer Lane and Metric Boulevard.
A neighbor told KEYE TV’s Erika Gonzalez that a teenager girl who lives in the home told him that her father started the fire.
Authorities now say Joseph Andrew Stack then flew a plane from the Georgetown airport into the building at 9430 Research Boulevard around 10 a.m.
Witnesses say that a single-e ngine SR-22 dove low when it crossed Highway 183, even clipping one of the cars as it crossed the road. It then looked like it was going to swoop up, and crashed into the side of the building.
A senior law enforcement official says Stack was fighting with his wife this morning. Local police responded to a domestic disturbance at the house.