UK: Plane grounded after part of wing falls off mid-flight

Telegraph:

More than 60 passengers had to be flown back to London City Airport after part of the plane’s wing fell off shortly after it took off.

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A plane carrying more than 60 people had to turn back after take-off because part of its wing fell off mid-flight.

The pilot had to abort the CityJet flight from London City Airport to Florence, and circle the Thames Estuary before landing again at the airport with a damaged wing. After take-off at about 7.25am today, passengers heard a loud bang and a section of the left wing, about six foot long, detached from the plane.

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