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NYPD: Part Of 9/11 Plane's Landing Gear Found

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(FOX 11/AP) 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.

The debris is stuck between the back of 51 Park Place and the rear of 50 Murray Street, according to NYPD spokesman Paul Browne, who added that the part includes a clearly visible Boeing identification number.

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.

"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 said in a statement.

"The aircraft part will not be removed until the process is completed, at which point it will secured by the NYPD Property Clerk," he added.

Two hijacked planes slammed into the nearby World Trade Center towers in 2001, killing thousands of people.



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