The wreckage found last week in lower Manhattan and believed to be from one of the planes in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks came from a Boeing 767, a technician for the company told investigators.
A Boeing Co. (BA:US) technician confirmed to New York City police detectives yesterday that the piece of gear wedged between the rear of 51 Park Place and the rear of a neighboring building is called a trailing edge flap actuation support structure, police department spokesman Paul Browne said today in a statement.
Investigators haven’t determined which plane the part came from, the police said in the statement. The department is working with the medical examiner’s office as it prepares to sift soil at the location for human remains.
Surveyors for the property owner of 51 Park Place were inspecting the rear of the building April 24 when they found what they thought was damaged machinery and called the police. The site is being treated as a crime scene, authorities said.
Terrorists hijacked airliners, flew them into two World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and crashed a fourth in a field in Pennsylvania, killing 2,996 people.
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