“One of the Boeing 757's engines, nearly intact, was recovered, but aside from that, the largest piece of debris was no larger than a briefcase, Szupinka said.” – Washington Post (
“Szupinka said searchers found one of the large engines from the aircraft "at a considerable distance from the crash site.”
“It appears to be the whole engine,” he added." - Pittsburgh Live (
[Ernie Stull, mayor] "I saw parts of the wreckage with my own eyes, even one of the engines. It was lying in the bushes." - Der Spiegel (
“Experts on the scene tell PM that a fan from one of the engines was recovered in a catchment basin, downhill from the crash site. Jeff Reinbold, the National Park Service representative responsible for the Flight 93 National Memorial, confirms the direction and distance from the crash site to the basin: just over 300 yards south, which means the fan landed in the direction the jet was traveling. "It's not unusual for an engine to move or tumble across the ground," says Michael K. Hynes, an airline accident expert who investigated the crash of TWA Flight 800 out of
in 1996. "When you have very high velocities, 500 mph or more," Hynes says, "you are talking about 700 to 800 ft. per second. For something to hit the ground with that kind of energy, it would only take a few seconds to bounce up and travel 300 yards." – Popular Mechanics (03/05) New York City~"The biggest part I found was one of the plane's engines. It was about 600 yards from the crash site itself. I think they took it out with a winch on a bulldozer." - Sharon-Herald.com ( 10/08/01)
Subject: RE: Follow-up question about engine found in pond
3 Aug 2006From: "Tim Lambert"
i just checked an article i had written after my first trip to the site....it was a piece of fuselage that was recovered from the pond.
– (My email exchange with one of the landowners.)