Part of 9/11 plane’s landing gear found in NYC

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Submitted: Fri, 04/26/2013 - 9:24pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered wedged between a New York City mosque site and another building near the World Trade Center.

Police spokesman Paul Browne said Friday the part includes a Boeing identification number.

The twisted, rusted metal part has cables and levers on it and is about 5 feet high, 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep.

Browne says the piece was discovered Wednesday by surveyors inspecting the lower Manhattan site of a planned Islamic community center on behalf of the building’s owner. He says the inspectors called 911 and police have secured the scene, documenting it with photos.

Police say the medical examiner’s office will complete a health and safety evaluation to determine whether to sift the soil around the buildings for possible human remains.

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  • Guest757 says:

    I can’t believe they are still building that Islamic center so close to the World Trade Center… It shouldn’t be allowed !!!!

  • Guest 10101 says:

    Be thankful and proud of the fact that you live in a country where freedom of expession and religion are an integral part of what makes us Americans.

    You might find yourself less than happy if you actually lived in a country where those freedoms are routinely suppressed.

  • guesty says:

    A Victoria’s Secret, a bbq restaurant and butcher shop, a “Gentleman’s club”, a liquor store, a bar and a sex toy store.

  • Guest987123 says:

    It’s nice to know that New York City is still just as filthy as ever, took 11 years to find a piece of garbage… wonder what else they found in that alley….

  • Guest Reply says:

    “wonder what else they found in that alley”

    From years and years ago, they may find missing Mafia persons like, “Louie the Lip” or “Jimmy 2 Times” or “Pooley (Paulie) Magneta”.
    Bada Bing!

  • Vog46 says:

    Doesn’t that describe the city government complex in New York?
    I mean when they cleaned up Times Square those businesses had to go somewhere.


  • Vog46 says:

    This is like re-opening an old wound.
    ‘Forensically speaking’ it will add nothing to the investigation.
    At this point it’s just another piece of a horrendous national nightmare puzzle.
    I saw a picture of this alley.
    Talk about a nook and cranny…..


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