Saturday, April 27, 2013

Did a Piece of a 9/11 Plane Just Turn Up in an Alley Near Ground Zero?


The New York Police Department set up one of the more eerie crime scenes at that most horrific of American crime scenes on Friday afternoon: They were clearing off an area of Lower Manhattan to inspect a piece of debris that might belong to one of the two Boeing jets flow in to the World Trade Center eleven and a half years ago.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner positively ID'd the chunk as from an airplane: "The aircraft part will not be removed until the process is completed, at which point it will secured by the NYPD Property Clerk," he said in a statement, adding that the area may also contain human remains but that surveyors of the scene had contacted authorities when they spotted what may be part of the landing gear a "clearly visible Boeing identification number" in the debris. That debris was found between two buildings: 50 Murray Street and 51 Park Place — the latter of which you may remember as the potential site of the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque."

Citing two law enforcement sources, NBC New York first reported the news, describing the plane debris:

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