Boeing Co. confirmed the rusted metal part from a Boeing 767 is a trailing edge flap support structure, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. It helps secure wing flaps that aid in regulating plane speed.
Military installations in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland are welcoming families of 9/11 victims this week to watch pretrial hearings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for five men charged in the terrorist attacks.
The hearings set to begin Monday are closed to the public, but victims’ families were invited to watch the proceedings via closed-circuit television.
Retired Deputy Fire Chief Jim Riches, who lost his son on 9/11, is spending the day watching the proceedings via closed circuit at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn along with about three-dozen other families.