‘Back in that sacred ground’: Doomed Flight 93 aircraft’s story a 17-year journey of extraction and investigation, then reburial at Shanksville

Very little has been written about the efforts to recover the remains of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA.

The National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into the crash determined that the plane was flying at least 560 miles per hour at the moment of impact, driving it underground. Some parts of the plane were buried as much as 35 feet underground. The majority of the plane – roughly 95% – was recovered during the 13-day recovery process.

On June 21, 2018, a private ceremony for Flight 93 family members and recovery workers was held to bury much of the debris.

Some recovery workers have spoken with David Hurst of the Tribune Democrat.

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