Landing gear believed to be from 9/11 plane discovered in Lower Manhattan: NY Police

Landing gear believed to have come from one of the planes that struck the twin towers. (NYPD photo)

A piece of machinery believed to be landing gear from one of the airliners that hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, has been discovered in Lower Manhattan, CNN reports.

The part was found wedged between two buildings close to ground zero, and it reportedly includes "a clearly visible Boeing identification number," the NYPD stated in a press release. Surveyors working in the area had called 911 after discovering what they believed to be "apparently damaged machinery."

NYPD has secured the area as they continue to treat this as a crime scene.

The alley where the landing gear was reportedly found (Photo courtesy of NYPD)