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9/11 plane debris found near World Trade Center site

A large piece of airplane debris found close to the World Trade Center site in New York is believed to be landing gear from one of the planes which struck the towers in 2001, according to NBC News.

The part bears a "Boeing" stamp, as well as a series of numbers.
The part bears a "Boeing" stamp, as well as a series of numbers. Credit: CBS

New York Police Department (NYPD) confirmed that the five-foot-long part was discovered by building surveyors between two buildings on the site where a mosque and community center has been proposed three streets away from Ground Zero.

The piece was found at the rear of 51 Park Place in New York.
The piece was found at the rear of 51 Park Place in New York. Credit: CBS

The part bears a "Boeing" stamp, followed by a series of numbers.

Police spokesman Paul Browne said the NYPD had secured the location and would treat it as a crime scene.

An aerial view of Manhatten shows the street's proximity to the World Trade Center site.
An aerial view of Manhatten shows the street's proximity to the World Trade Center site. Credit: New York Police Department (NYPD)

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