A 9/11 Plane Part Has Been Found in New York City

By Casey Chan on at

The NYPD is saying that a 5-foot long airplane part of a 9/11 plane has been found in an alley near the World Trade Center. The landing gear part, which came from one of the airplanes that crashed into the Twin Towers, was found three streets from Ground Zero. It's incredible given that it's been more than 11 years since the tragic event of September 11th.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said:

A part of a landing gear, apparently from one of the commercial airliners destroyed on September 11, 2001, has been discovered wedged between the rear of 51 Park Place and the rear of the building behind it, 50 Murray Street, in lower Manhattan. The NYPD is securing the location as it would a crime scene, documenting it photographically and restricting access until the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner completes its health and safety evaluation protocol, after which a decision will be made concerning sifting the soil for possible human remains.

Browne also said that the plane part won't be immediately removed though he did confirm that its Boeing identification number is "clearly visible". This is the narrow alley where the part was found:

A 9/11 Plane Part Has Been Found in New York City [NY Times, Gothamist]