Deja Vu?

As smoke billowed from a MILAN SKYSCRAPER struck head-on by a small plane last week, the scene eerily recalled images of the World Trade Center attacks. But none of Italian authorities' theories about the CRASH, which killed the PILOT and two others, point to terrorism. Moments before hitting the 30-story Pirelli building, the pilot reported trouble with his landing gear to air-traffic controllers. If MECHANICAL FAILURE was not to blame, investigators speculated that he might have taken ill. A grimmer hypothesis was offered to an Italian newspaper by the pilot's son: that his father, in financial trouble, had committed suicide.

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