Pictures surfaced this week showing wreckage from one of the Boeing airplanes that slammed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Stories are emerging about a 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks that was discovered between a mosque site and another building near the World Trade Center only 3 blocks away.

How is this even possible?  One would think that in the months that followed, everything with a dozen blocks would have been thoroughly searched.  How do you miss a huge piece of landing gear only 3 blocks away?

A Boeing identification number is clearly visible in the twisted and rusted wreckage according to Paul Browne, spokesman for the NYPD.

The wreckage was discovered Wednesday by surveyors inspecting the lower Manhattan site of a planned Islamic community center, at 51 Park Place, on behalf of the building's owner, police said. The inspectors called 911, and police secured the scene, documenting it with photos.
The spot where the landing gear was found is about three blocks from ground zero. When plans for the mosque and community center were first announced several years ago, opponents protested that putting a Muslim facility near ground zero showed disrespect. Supporters cited freedom of religion and said it wasn't too close to where Islamic extremists attacked on Sept. 11, 2001 - AP

The medical examiner's office will complete a health and safety evaluation to determine whether to sift the soil around the buildings for possible human remains but let's face it, if this landing gear made it 3 blocks away, it's probably safe to say human remains did as well.