Part of the landing gear from a passenger jet used in the Sept. 11 attacks was found today behind the site of the controversial Ground Zero mosque, police said.
The piece of gear was wedged between the rear of 51Park Place, the mosque site, and the building behind it, 50 Murray Street.
Police are treating the site as a crime scene.
They will photograph the piece, and the Medical Examiner will check the area for human remains.
The aircraft part has a clearly visible Boeing identification number, police said.