Airplane Fragment, Recovered
Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2019.188.1
Dimensions: 16 in X 24 in X 5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 40.64 cm X 60.96 cm X 12.7 cm
Credit Line: Transfer from the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Recovered airplane fragment with irregular edges and yellow spray paint markings.
Pedestrians on blocks surrounding the World Trade Center encountered unfamiliar metal objects on the ground. Not everyone immediately recognized these as parts of the aircrafts that had struck the Twin Towers.