BREAKING: Part of destroyed 9/11 plane landing gear found by World Trade Center site, police say

(Photo: NYPD)

A 5-foot-long piece of debris found near the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan is being examined as a possible fragment of a plane that hit one of the towers more than 11 years ago, NBC 4 New York has learned.

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Superstorm Sandy plows into coast; three killed

Photo: Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site in NYC (John Minchillo / AP)

Hurricane Sandy began breaking up as it hit the New Jersey shore Monday evening on what’s expected to be a destructive path across the Northeast, killing three people, plunging more than 3 million into darkness and crippling transportation across a huge swath of the Eastern U.S.

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The sun rising in the background of the World Trade Center memorial.

Sunset at Ground Zero

Workers unfurl American flag on One World Trade Center.