Remember that after 9-11, incredibly they STILL had middle-eastern teams of guys scoping out airliners?
The guys would be all nervous, lining up to go into the bathrooms in careful sequence, one after the other, like they were practicing the assembly of some bomb that had previously been in components, one per kook...
The FBI detained the guys who turned out to be TRAVELING ON FALSIFIED PASSPORTS, and then incredibly...?
LET THEM GO.
So missile, or bomb? No one really knows.
My feeling is it was a missile, since trawlers hired by the FBI to trawl in the combat flight radius described by most MANPADS missiles did find an MANPADS ejector can on the floor of NY harbor.
Oh, and the 100-or so EYEWITNESSES (including an experienced military HELO PILOT...!
Terror in the Skys Series by Annie Jacobsen
You are referring to the article she wrote, that she turned into a series by adding articles about other strange happenings.