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NYPD: 9/11 Landing Gear Found In NYC

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The NYPD said Friday that it believes a piece of wreckage found Wednesday in a narrow space between two buildings in lower Manhattan came from one of the jets that impacted the World Trade Center twelve years ago, but how it got there isn't clear. According to a police spokesperson, the item was found by surveyors conducting an inspection of a lower Manhattan Islamic community center, and it is stamped with a Boeing part number. First reports from police stated that there was no obvious scarring on either wall of the narrow alley above the part, and the part was draped with a section of rope.

The part was found resting in a narrow space between 51 Park Place and 50 Murray Street, which is the site of a mosque and Islamic community center made famous through controversy after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The location is about three city blocks north of where New York City's Twin Towers once stood. Reports that no obvious signs of scarring are visible on walls immediately adjacent to the part have stirred conjecture that either the part was ejected with unique precision as an airliner impacted the World Trade Center, or it was intentionally placed there. By Friday, the NYPD had secured the location as a crime scene and the medical examiner was called to evaluate the site and nearby soils for possible human remains.

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