Milan Tower Crash 'Not Suicide'
An investigation into the crash of a plane into Milan’s landmark Pirelli tower has concluded the “most probable” cause was that the pilot could not steer the aircraft through technical difficulties, not that he tried to kill himself. In its findings, the National Agency of Air Security also said “ambiguous, inadequate and contradictory” instructions and communication between Milan’s Linate airport and pilot Luigi Fasulo may have contributed to the crash. Fasulo, 67, and two workers inside the Pirelli tower were killed April 18, 2002 when his Rockwell Commander 112TC slammed into the building in a crash that rekindled memories of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Italian authorities at the time ruled out terrorism, but suggested the plane experienced mechanical problems, or that Fasulo either fell ill at the controls or tried to kill himself. Full Story