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Landing gear from 9/11 plane found wedged in Manhattan building

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9/11 landing gear
9/11 landing gear

A piece of the landing gear believed to come from one of the planes that struck the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, has been found in Manhattan over a decade since the terror attack took place. According to The New York Times, land surveyors working for a property owner in Lower Manhattan discovered three-foot wide, three-foot long, and 18-inch deep chunk of wreckage from a Boeing jet. The debris was found wedged between two buildings at 51 Park Place and 50 Murray Street, about three blocks north of the World Trade Center site.

A spokesman for the NYPD told the Times that the area was being treated as a crime scene, and that the medical examiner's office may search the soil for human remains. The spot between the two buildings is said to be very narrow. The spokesman added that "it had to come in at almost precisely the right angle to end up being wedged there." Back on September 11th, 2001, a landing gear assembly struck the roof of a nearby building at 45-47 Park Place, and other airplane debris were scattered in the few blocks surrounding the Trade Center site. The Daily News has more photos showing the location of the airplane debris discovered today.