Speaking of things to be afraid of during travel, a six-foot section of a wing fell of a plane taking off from London City Airport today.
According to the Telegraph, there was a loud bang and a large section of the wing fell off:
The article doesn’t say what happened, but did say the wing and part of the aircraft looked badly burned. Fuel is often stored in the wings, so it might have had something to do with that (given the burns).
Here’s a shot of the wing from the air:
— Passenger Delay (@seenfromatrain) May 15, 2014