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Crane from 9/11 crash site to be used in Navy ship
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. - A crane used in coal mining at the southwestern Pennsylvania site where United Flight 93 crashed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will be melted down and used to build a Navy ship.
The ship will be called the USS Somerset after the county where the flight hijacked by terrorists went down.
Twenty-two tons of steel from the dragline crane have been taken from the site. The steel will be melted down and sent to Mississippi, where the ship is being built by Northrop Grumman. The ship is expected to be completed by 2012.
Northrop Grumman is also using more than 21 tons of steel from the ruins of the World Trade Center in New York to build what will become the USS New York.