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9/11 plane part from wing

The newly discovered rusted metal aircraft part believed to be from a hijacked jetliner that slammed into the World Trade Centre in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks came from a wing, not landing gear.

The 5-foot (1.5-metre) piece is a trailing edge flap support structure, police said. It is located closer to the body of the plane and helps secure wing flaps that move in and out and aid in regulating plane speed. Investigators initially thought it was part of the landing gear because both pieces have similar-looking hydraulics.

Workers discovered the part on the ground in a sliver of space between a luxury loft rental building and a mosque.

Irish Independent