9/11 Plane Part Found In New York City

The NYPD is saying that a 1.5m long aeroplane part of a 9/11 plane has been found in an alley near the World Trade centre. The landing gear part was found three blocks from Ground Zero. It's incredible given that it's been more than 11 years since the tragic event of September 11.

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:

[NY Times, Gothamist]



    Hah. And then they stumble on a serial killers dumping ground. Going unnoticed for that long, it wouldn't surprise me.

    after which a decision will be made concerning sifting the soil for possible human remains No doubt they figure someone could have tried to escape via the wheel well.. ;)

    Last edited 29/04/13 7:55 am

      No, it's because of the fact that it may well have ploughed right through some biological debris to come to it's landing place...(ex humans) thats why it needs to be still put under biosaftey.

      And that biosaftey isn't for the possibility of transmission --> it's for the possibility of picking up any trace DNA of people who may have died.

      I had two uncles perish in that incident. Only way we picked them was from DNA from their toothbrushes.

        Whilst I'm sorry for your loss and apologise if I offended, it was just a tongue in cheek comment. No malice intended. :)

        Last edited 29/04/13 9:09 am

          None taken, just trying to inform what they do and why they do it. Have a slightly different perspective as a medico/former engie. From a medical perspective it's gruesomely fascinating that we figured out the temperatures and conditions whereby people and DNA literally vaporize. We are such fragile insignificant introspective things on our little blue marble....

    Shouldn't that be molten steel?

    oh so soon after the boston bombings to doubly remind everyone about 9/11 and the war on terror. how convenient ;)

      you're an idiot!

        not really american news describe a bomb in a backpack as a weapon of mass destruction...

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