Landing Gear Fragment

American Airlines or United AirlinesEarly-21st Century

National Museum of the United States Army

National Museum of the United States Army
Fort Belvoir, United States

This fragment is from the lower portion of a landing gear strut. It is from one of the aircraft that struck the World Trade Center – either from American Airlines (AA Flight 11) or United Airlines (United Flight 175). It was retrieved during the World Trade Center debris recovery operation, which was a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project. It was transferred to USACE from the FBI after it was determined that it was not needed for investigation or evidence, and after the airlines gave permission.


  • Title: Landing Gear Fragment
  • Creator: American Airlines or United Airlines
  • Date Created: Early-21st Century
  • Type: Artifact
  • Rights: National Museum of the United States Army

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