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Remaining wreckage of Flight 93 is buried at memorial

The Associated Press

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. – The remaining wreckage of United Flight 93 has been buried near the Pennsylvania memorial marking where it crashed on 9/11.

Edward Noon, 22, of the Pennsylvania National Guard, pays tribute to the passengers and crew of Flight 93, while candles are lit along the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, as the nation marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)

Flight 93 National Memorial says in a statement Monday that four shipping containers holding the wreckage were buried in a private ceremony on June 21.

The burial was in a restricted area accessible only to loved ones of the victims.

United Flight 93 was en route from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco on Sept. 11, 2001, when hijackers seized control with the likely goal of crashing into the U.S. Capitol.

The 9/11 Commission concluded the hijackers downed the plane as passengers revolted, in a field in Shanksville, about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

The wreckage was scoured for identifiable items in the months before the burial.