This Friday, April 26, 2013, photo provided by the New York City Police Department shows a piece of landing gear that authorities believe belongs to one of the airliners that crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, that was found wedged between a mosque and another building, in New York. Police say the medical examiner's office will complete a health and safety evaluation to determine whether to sift the soil around the buildings for possible human remains. (AP Photo/New York City Police Department)
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NEW YORK —
A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered wedged between a New York City mosque site and another building.
New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said Friday the part includes a Boeing identification number. Police haven't said how big the part is.
Browne says the piece was discovered Wednesday by surveyors inspecting the lower Manhattan site of a planned Islamic community center on behalf of the building's owner. He says the inspectors called police who secured the scene, documenting it with photos.
Police say the medical examiner's office will complete a health and safety evaluation to determine whether to sift the soil around the buildings for possible human remains.
Two hijacked planes slammed into the nearby World Trade Center towers in 2001, killing thousands of people.
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