Bent metal on plane wing prompts return to LaGuardia Airport

April 29, 2014 3:40:49 AM PDT
Passengers on a New York-to-Miami flight Sunday were shocked to find a large piece of metal bent up on the wing of the aircraft.

It prompted a return to LaGuardia airport shortly after takeoff.

Nobody was injured on the flight.

A photo shows a gnarled piece of what appears to be sheet metal from an engine cover bent up on the right wing.

An American Airlines spokesman said the return to the airport was not classified as an "emergency landing," but a "precaution because of a mechanical issue."