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New York - April 26, 2013
1. SOUNDBITE: Ray Kelly/New York Police Commissioner
"It is determined that it is a part of an aircraft. Now as you get closer on the part you can see a serial number and you see the word Boeing before that serial number. We can't say with certainty what that part is but the assumption is its part of landing gear from one of the 9/11 aircraft. Now this is a chart of where the part is - you can see this is 51 Park Place here, 45 Park Place is where we entered to take a look at the part. Now this space between - this is 50 Murray Street I believe, the space between 50 Murray Street and 51 Park Road is about 18 inches. There's a lot of debris in the almost 90 feet from this wall to where the part is. Obviously its very difficult to access. What will happen now is we'll wait until Monday morning, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will do an examination of the area around the part to see if it's toxic in any way, they will also check to see if there's any human remains at the site. And then a determination will be made as to how to move the part from that location."
A rusted 5-foot tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the September 11th attacks has been discovered.
It was found wedged between a mosque site and a luxury high-rise apartment building near the World Trade Center.
The twisted metal part has cables and levers on it and is about 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep.
It also includes a clearly visible Boeing Co. identification number, New York Police Department said.
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will examine the area on Monday.
Kelly told reporters Friday night, officials will see if the site is "toxic in any way, they will also check to see if there's any human remains at the site. And then a determination will be made as to how to move the part from that location."
the metal part is jammed in a sliver of open space between the buildings and has cables and levers on it.