“The panel in the image is a secondary structure panel, used to improve the aerodynamic performance of the aircraft,” Neil Firth, an Airbus local chief wing engineer for the A330, said in a statement. “Each of these panels has 119 fasteners so there was no impact to the structural integrity or load capability of the wing, and the aircraft was safe to operate.”

Not long after the news about the Virgin flight being canceled, a wheel fell on a Delta flight taxiing on the runway in Atlanta. Luckily, it happened at slow speeds, and another pilot spotted the wheel come off.