New York police on Wednesday removed what is believed to be a part from one of the airplanes that struck the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Officials said no potential human remains have been found at the site where the piece of the plane was found last week. The medical examiner's office had investigated the site for days.
“It's a piece of history, and we tried to preserve it as best we could,” Deputy Chief William Aubry, who heads the forensic investigation division, told reporters near the site where the plane part was found last week. “It brought back a lot of memories.”
The part, which weighs about 250 pounds, was found in a space less than 24 inches wide, about 2.5 blocks from where the Trade Center stood. The part, which is believed to have come from a wing, was carried over a 30-foot wall and lowered into a courtyard, then carried through the basement of a planned mosque and out to the street, according to video from the scene.