NY police: Landing gear part apparently from 9/11 hijacked jet found in Manhattan

Posted at 5:11 PM, Apr 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-26 17:11:07-04

(CNN) — An aircraft part apparently from one of the airliners that hit the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, has been found in Lower Manhattan, New York police said Friday.

Part of a landing gear was discovered wedged between two buildings near ground zero and “includes a clearly visible Boeing identification number,” police said in a news release. Police responded after surveyors working in the area called 911 to report they’d found “apparently damaged machinery,” the release said.

“The NYPD is securing the location as it would a crime scene,” police added.