Airplane Fragment, Recovered
Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2012.259.1
Dimensions: 36.5 in X 46.6 in X 8.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 92.71 cm X 118.364 cm X 21.59 cm
Credit Line: From the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (PAPD) 9-11 Traveling Memorial
Recovered American Airlines Flight 11 fuselage fragment with passenger window.
Pedestrians on blocks surrounding the World Trade Center encountered unfamiliar metal objects on the ground. Not everyone immediately recognized these as parts of the aircraft that had just struck the Twin Towers.