9/11 plane part reportedly found in between New York City buildings


In this handout photo provided by the New York City Police Department, an apparent part of the landing gear from one of the commercial planes used in the September 11 attacks sits between two buildings in lower Manhattan on April 26, 2013 in New York City. The area is being processed as a crime scene and will not be removed until the process is complete.



A piece of one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 has reportedly been found wedged between two New York City buildings. 

Surveyors found the piece while they were inspecting a lower Manhattan building, and the part has a clearly identified Boeing ID number, the Associated Press reported Friday. 

The inspectors reportedly called 911 immediately, and though the size of the part was not disclosed, police said it could be difficult to remove without demolition work that would damage the surrounding buildings, NBC News New York reported

"The NYPD is securing the location as it would a crime scene," Police spokesman Paul Browne said in a statement, according to CNN

The medical examiners's office is also doing an evaluation to determine if they should shift through the surrounding soil for human remains, according to the AP.

The discovery of the plane part comes in the midst of a 10-week sifting operation at Ground Zero to try and find additional remains. 

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