A China Southern Airlines Airbus A319 took off from Lijiang Sanyi Airport
towards Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport on June 9th.
The flight, however, was delayed after a loud noise was reported upon takeoff.
Parts of the narrowbody then seemed to crack and fall off.
Due to the incident, the China Southern A319-112 was scheduled to depart at 17:55 but instead left at 01:35.
Flight CZ3488, a daily domestic service connecting the two Chinese airports, then landed at 03:38 at its target airport.