Hijacker's Passport and a Landing Gear Fragment Alone Survive Fiery Crash
the passport of hijacker Satam Al Suqami was found a few blocks from the WTC. 1 2 The Guardian was skeptical: "the idea that Atta's passport had escaped from that inferno unsinged [tests] the credulity of the staunchest supporter of the FBI's crackdown on terrorism." 3 Note the passport did not belong to Atta, as is commonly claimed.
Satam Al Suqami was supposedly on Flight 11, the plane that hit the North Tower. In that collision, the building's core absorbed almost the entire airplane, which hit the northeast wall nearly dead center.
1. Terrorist Hunt, ABC News, 9/12/01 [cached]
2. No Signs of Survivors, ABC News, 9/16/01 [cached]
3. Uncle Sam's lucky finds, Guardian, 3/19/02 [cached]