Woah: Piece of a 9/11 plane found in an alley near Ground Zero
posted at 7:21 pm on April 26, 2013 by Erika Johnsen
Wow. It’s been more than eleven years, but the New York Police Department reports that they have discovered a 5-foot-long piece of airplane debris stamped with a clearly visible Boeing identification wedged into a narrow alley between an apartment building and the proposed Ground Zero mosque site — apparently from one of the jets used by the terrorists on 9/11.
Police confirmed Friday that the part was found wedged between two buildings in a very narrow alley between the rear of 50 Murray St. and back of 51 Park Place, the site where a mosque and community center has been proposed three blocks from ground zero. …
Police spokesman Paul Browne said the NYPD has secured the location “as it would a crime scene,” and investigators are photographing the scene and restricting access until the medical examiner completes a health and safety evaluation.
Officials said the soil below the piece of debris could also be searched for remains.
Police officials say the part could be difficult to remove, and may require demolition work that would destroy the two surrounding buildings. Officials are expected to be back at the scene on Monday to see if it can be removed.
The NYPD has some photos out: