- Description (Brief)
- This airplane fuselage skin fragment is made of aluminum and is a silver color overall with yellow paint on the reverse side. This was a piece of one of the hijacked airplanes that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Because most of the fuselage melted in the fires that brought down the towers, the only parts of the aircraft that could be recovered were pieces that were sheared off on impact. The yellow-green paint on the fragment indicates that the FBI didn't need that piece as evidence anymore and was therefore released to the Smithsonian.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Fragment, Airplane
- overall: 18.5 cm x 43.5 cm x 44 cm; 7 5/16 in x 17 1/8 in x 17 5/16 in
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- See more items in
- Political and Military History: September 11
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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