A Moment Of Terror

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The former Pirelli headquarters is the tallest building in Milan

Luigi-Gino Fasulo had little in common with Mohamed Atta. An affable Italian native who ran an air-taxi business from the lakeside Swiss town of Locarno, Fasulo lived light-years from the bitterness of anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism that fueled the Sept. 11 attacks. But for a long, breathless moment last week after the 67-year-old pilot crashed a small plane into Milan's tallest skyscraper, the world couldn't help thinking back to the indelible images of the World Trade Center's tragic demise orchestrated by the Egyptian-born Atta.

As investigators try to figure out what sent Fasulo straying toward downtown Milan, all signs...

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