Take-off can be stressful, and landing can be rough, but in-flight turbulence causes by far the most stress. It can lead to crazy thoughts of the plane shredding apart -- or, as was the case with a Florence-bound flight on Thursday, part of the plane actually tearing apart.\n\nPassengers on the CityJet flight from London to Florence looked out their windows to see part of the aircraft's wing hanging in the air after hearing what was described as "a loud bang" not long after take-off.\n\n\t\n\t\tBack on the ground @cityjet not looking good. pic.twitter.com\/5aBtdhUjBX\n\t\u2014 Cole Moreton (@ColeMoreton) May 15, 2014\n"The bang made people jump and was alarming. Then we sat there thinking 'this isn\u2019t right, surely? Does the pilot know?'" Daily Telegraph writer Cole Moreton, one of the passengers aboard the Avro RJ85, told the paper. "But we didn\u2019t appear to be crashing. So there was a tense few minutes while we circled and waited for an announcement. It was a relief to get back on the ground."\n\nThe plane promptly returned to London's City Airport, landing with the burned, 6-foot section of the plane's wing barely attached. Passengers had to wait two hours before boarding another plane to take them safely to Florence.\n\nA spokeswoman for CityJet said, "The cover of the operating mechanism on the wing became partially detached", according to the London Metro, adding that the cabin crew followed protocol.\n\nSubject to an investigation conducted by the airline, the plane could soon be back in the air after repairs. Head to the Telegraph for a video offering a closer look at the dangling aircraft part.\n\nChloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Follow her on safe ground on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.