Stonycreek in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Clues From Flight 93
Investigators quickly realize that of the four crash sites, the Shanksville location will likely yield the most evidence in the least amount of time. Because Flight 93 crashes in an open field, parts of the plane - including the "black boxes," personal effects, and human remains - can be recovered here more easily.
Enough remains are recovered to positively identify everyone on board the plane. Evidence recovered includes knives, passports belonging to the terrorists, and handwritten documents in Arabic describing the terrorists plans for the attack.
Excavation of the crater reaches a depth of 40 feet where aircraft debris is no longer found. On September 24, 2001, the FBI closes its field investigation and the Somerset County Coroner later fills the crater and restores the scene to its condition before September 11.
Location. 40° 3.041′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stoystown PA 15563, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “We're going to do something.” (a few steps from this marker); America Attacked! (a few steps from this marker); Mayday! (within shouting distance of this marker); Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flight 93 Temporary Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flight 93 (approx. 0.4 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stonycreek.
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