Saturday, April 27, 2013

Stranger things.
When I posted that I didn't think anything larger than splinters would ever be found but then I read this in The Age this morning with the above image.

"A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the September 11 attacks has been discovered wedged between a mosque site and another building near the World Trade Center.

The part includes a clearly visible Boeing identification number, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said Friday (local time). The twisted, rusted metal part has cables and levers on it and is about 3 feet (0.9m) wide and 1.5 feet (0.5m) deep.

The piece of equipment was discovered Wednesday by surveyors inspecting the lower Manhattan site of a planned Islamic community centre, at 51 Park Place, on behalf of the building's owner, police said. The inspectors called police who secured the scene, documenting it with photos."

Hopefully this is not a nasty practical joke by a looney band of haters or 9/11 deniers.


Elephant's Child said...

Hopefully not, but the haters and the 9/11 deniers breed really well.

River said...

I also hope this isn't a nasty joke, but instead something that may help to identify the planes and pilots.

JahTeh said...

You can see now what our Professor meant when he said they'd be finding bits for years but I never thought it would be a piece of the plane.
The deniers are doing well, the mother of the Boston bombers said it wasn't blood in the streets but red paint.