No human remains found at site of 9/11 plane part

New York, May 1 (EFE).- Forensic experts have not found any human remains in the area where last week authorities discovered part of a wingflap assembly that could belong to one of the jets used in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The New York medical examiner's office said Wednesday that the search operation behind a building several blocks from Ground Zero had been concluded and announced that experts had not recovered any "potential human remains" at the site.

A spokeswoman for the ME's office had reported on Tuesday that two possible samples of human remains had been found during the search operation, but on Wednesday she told Efe that both samples were picked up in a different area.

Meanwhile, police forensic investigation personnel on Wednesday recovered the metallic plane parts found last week.

New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly confirmed earlier this week that the parts found in the very narrow space between two buildings were not portions of a plane's landing gear, as had originally been reported, but rather part of a wingflap or aileron assembly after an initial investigation performed by a Boeing technician.

The metal parts - on which a Boeing identification number was clearly visible - were found by workers behind a building housing an Islamic community center that some three years ago was the focus of a bitter controversy in New York due to plans to build a mosque at the site.

Police cordoned off the area on Friday after receiving a call from the owners of the building, located at 51 Park Place.