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
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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