Light aircraft hits building near Hydro Tampa office

January 6, 2002, 00:00 CET

A light aircraft flew into one of the two highest buildings in Tampa center, Tampa Florida, on Saturday afternoon local time. The aircraft did not affect the building where Hydro rents office space.

Head of Norsk Hydro Americas, director Odd Gullberg, wants to emphasise that Hydro's offices were not directly affected by the incident, and can reassure that none of Hydro's approximately 100 staff in Tampa were injured.

Two 42-storey tower blocks are located beside each other in downtown Tampa. The light aircraft hit the 28th floor in the building owned by the Bank of America, and not the building where Hydro rents offices for its American headquarters.