A piece of landing gear from one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 has been discovered in a small alley near Ground Zero more than 11 years after the terror attacks.
The rusted 5-foot-tall fragment was discovered between the rear of buildings on Park Place and Murray Street in lower Manhattan on Friday, the New York Police Department said.
The twisted metal part has cables and levers on it and is about 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep. It includes a clearly visible Boeing Co. identification number, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said Friday.
“The odds of this being wedged between there is amazing,” Browne said, adding it was not surprising that it went undiscovered for more than a decade given the location. “It had to have fallen just the right way to make it into that space.”
Browne said other World Trade Center wreckage had been discovered nearby, possibly even at the same buildings, in years past.
Officials say that the part was found at 11 a.m. Friday, when surveyors hired by the owner of 51 Park Place reported what they thought was damaged machinery behind the building. It was wedged between a mosque site and a luxury high-rise apartment building near the World Trade Center.
The Associated Press goes into full propaganda mode defending and promoting the virtues of a mega mosque at Ground Zero yet they ignore Muslims who are protesting a tiny church in Srebrenica where they claim thousands of Muslims were killed.
Was it a fraud? Was 9/11 landing gear hidden on purpose?
After surveyors discovered what appears to be plane landing gear from the 9/11 attacks, authorities are wondering how it got sandwiched between two buildings — one of them housing a much-debated Islamic community center.
“The odds of it entering that space at exactly that angle that would permit it to squeeze in there … it had to come in at almost precisely the right angle,” a police spokesman told The New York Times. Investigators are considering the possibility that it was deliberately stuck in the spot, CNN reports.
“We are also looking into a possibility it was lowered by a rope,” said NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly, who noted that some rope seemed to be wrapped up in the landing gear.
Still, “if you see how confined this space is, and you realize the chaos that existed on this street, I think (the situation is) understandable,” Kelly said.
The wall doesn’t bear any marks suggesting the piece was lowered, he noted.
Authorities will also investigate whether there are any human remains in the area, he said.
Coincidentally, it was just reported last week that Ground Zero Mosque Developer Buys Adjacent Building for $8 Million