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26th Apr 2013, 21:19
NEW YORK -- 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 and another building.

New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said Friday the part includes a Boeing identification number. Police haven't said how big the part is.

Browne says the piece was discovered Wednesday by surveyors inspecting a lower Manhattan 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.

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26th Apr 2013, 23:31
More details and photos:
BBC News - New York police find 'part of 9/11 plane landing gear' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22319253)

27th Apr 2013, 01:49
Looks like the flap mechanism to me, possibly the outboard flap, the green item being the rotary drive unit. Hope it ends up in a museum.

27th Apr 2013, 01:58
Looks like the flap mechanism to me. Hope it ends up in a museum

The recently opened George Bush presidential library features two large steel girders described by the former first lady as the point of impact.

Sir George Cayley
28th Apr 2013, 20:06
Wonder what the trajectory was?

28th Apr 2013, 20:39
If you look at a slow motion replay of either aircraft hitting the towers the immediate focus is on the ball of fire, but deliberately looking at the periphery of the fire ball black pieces can be seen flying off. Given the forces involved the distance travelled may not be so great?

PPRuNe Towers
28th Apr 2013, 22:15