(New York Daily News) The landing gear from one of the hijacked planes that smashed into the World Trade Center has turned up nearly 12 years later — wedged behind the controversial “Ground Zero Mosque.”

The piece of the doomed plane was found just two blocks north of the Lower Manhattan site where the Freedom Tower is rising to replace the Twin Towers.

The gear remained untouched Friday, and won’t be moved until officials can test it for contaminants, said Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for the city Medical Examiner.

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